How to Properly Cut Collard Greens Southern Style

Hey Y’all!

In the South, we love a nice pot of collard greens on any given day. It doesn’t have to be a holiday or on Sunday. Sometimes you just have a craving for collard greens.

However, it has come to my attention that not everyone knows how to properly cut up their collard greens. You’re not supposed to tear them off the stalk that’s disrespectful. You have to make them with love and cut them up tobacco style.

Keeping reading for the instructions and the finish product.

First, be sure to wash and de-steem your collard greens and then put them in a bowl.

I went old school and I cut my collards, which is what real Southerners do. We don’t tear the collard greens here.

Once you roll your collards tobacco style, you began to cut them  any way you choose. I prefer to cut mine thin.

This is my cured smoked meat, that I am adding to my collards. Add a little oil, and I seared it to add some crispness.

Then add your collards to the cured meat. Add a cup of water, a pinch of salt, cover with lid, and allow to cook on medium heat to your desired tenderness.

I hope you enjoy this delicious and easy collard greens recipe.

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