Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Turnip Greens with Ham Hocks

Greens with Sides of Ribs and Mac and Cheese
One of Michael Pollan's Food Rules is to "drink the juice". The juice is the cooking liquid from the greens. Full of vitamins they say but definitely full of flavor. This works with pretty much any green you want to long-cook. The turnip greens bag used to have a recipe similar to this. Now they're evidently focused on a light, fresh, healthy marketing strategy. The recipes on the currently bag are short sautes.

What you do is put your ham hocks (I had 2) and 2 quarts of water in a soup pot. Bring to a boil over high high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for as long as it takes for the hocks to get tender and flavor the water. Add the greens. I had 2 Cut 'n Clean bags. Simmer for 1 hour. Drain juice from greens and enjoy separately or together. The ham hocks can be pick for meat which can then be tossed in with the greens or simply munched on.

So, to sum up:

Simmer ham hocks and water covered for at least 1 1/2 hours. Add greens and simmer covered for another hour. Yum!


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