Monday, January 10, 2011

The best Mustard Greens I've ever had

Well tonight I made a roast chicken that came out pretty tasty (I'll post it later) but the star of tonight's dinner for me, was the mustard greens. I forgot to take a photo, I ate them too fast! This recipe would be exchangeable for Collard Greens, Spinach and perhaps Kale.

Best Ever Mustard Greens

1 bunch of mustard greens
3 cloves of garlic
2 pieces of bacon
1 tbsp of olive oil
pinch of hot pepper flakes
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp real maple syrup
salt & pepper to taste

Prep mustard greens by either cutting off the stem, or ripping it out from the leafy part. Chop the greens into bit size pieces. In a good cast iron skillet fry up two pieces of bacon that has been cut into small pieces. When bacon is almost cooked, add olive oil, chopped garlic and hot pepper flakes. Stir that around for about half a minute and then add mustard greens. Use tongs to flip the greens over trying to get them all to wilt. When they are mostly wilted (only takes a minute or two) add apple cider vinegar and maple syrup. Season to taste. Let simmer on low for about 10 minutes to continue to cook out the bitterness from the greens. The sweet and salty combo of this side dish is so good you won't think you are eating something healthy!

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