If you like your collard greens
with a little sweet flavor try this recipe for cooking them with apples. A quick cook with a great flavor!
Bundle of collards or other greens of choice
5 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 tablespoons oil of your choice (bacon drippings, olive oil, etc.)
1 onion, peeled and chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
Pepper flavored vinegar for dressing
After washing the collard greens
cut the midrib out. Stack them in stacks of 3-4 for cutting. Fold the leaves in half long ways and then roll them up starting at the smaller end. After they are rolled start cutting them into ribbons as thin as you can cut them until you have them all done.
Wash and peel apples and cut into chunks.
In a skillet with tight fitting lid heat your oil and cook your onion and garlic just until onion flavors up. Add your apple chunks and stir until apple starts softening. Add your greens in batches stirring constantly. The greens will start wilting and turning a bright green.
Season with salt and black pepper.
Cover with the lid, lower heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes till tenderness that you like.
Great topped with pepper sauce (vinegar flavored with hot peppers).
Cook 6-7 slices bacon that has been cut into pieces. Use 3-4 tablespoons of bacon drippings to cook the greens in. Crumble the bacon over the top of the cooked greens.
Instead of using apples stir about 2-3 tablespoons of raisins into the collard greens during the last 8-10 minutes of cooking to add a little sweetness