Good Ole Fashioned Southern Creecy Greens Recipe

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A low-country delicacy of sorts, creecy greens are often not found in supermarkets like more common greens i.e. mustard, kale, collard. Supply in the rural country is mainly a matter of who can identify the tangy green by sight and if the 'patch' is large enough to divvy out any to others. Generally a 'mess' of salad will only yield about 6-8 servings from a 5lb.bag that hasn't been picked, cleaned and washed thoroughly. Unlike traditional 'saute' or 'cook for 30 minute' salads',old time deep southerners know that the only real way to prepare greens of this nature is at least an hour or two, depending on leaf size and the diameter of the stems as well as time of year. Take it from a southern girl, it's worth the wait and the taste is unforgettable!

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Servings: 10 Servings


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  1. Bring 6.75 quart or large pot with a heavy bottom up to medium high heat with 2 tsp. of olive oil. Add onions and red pepper flakes,chicken blocks and ham hock. Saute for a few minutes until the onions show signs of browning. Add about 1 cup of water, vinegar, and kosher salt and pepper to taste and begin to add greens. You must allow greens to start wilting or they won't fit in the pot. Once all the greens are in the pot, add about 1 1/2 quarts of water. Bring back up to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Cook vigorously for the first 30 minutes, then reduce to medium low. Check water levels for the first hour and test greens for tenderness by tasting a strand. Cook until they become tender about 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on strand test. Finished liquid should be reduced by 2/3.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 125g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 18  
Calories from Fat 9 50%
Total Fat 0.98g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.15g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbs 1.97g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 0.93g 1%
Protein 0.29g 0%
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  • Smokinhotchef
    March 3, 2012
    These greens are a major vehicle by which to detoxify the body. They really cleanse the colon.

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