Quick Collards

Traditionally, collards are cooked with pork fat and simmered for an hour or two. Our rendition calls for thinly (very thinly, as in a chiffonade) slicing the collard greens so they sauté quickly and maintain their bright green color. They cook so fast that you can enjoy them as an any-night side dish, and this technique works with other hearty greens, such as chard or kale.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh collard greens
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken (or vegetable broth)

Instructions

  • Trim the center ribs from the collard leaves. Stack the leaves, and roll them up like a cigar, then slice very thinly.
  • Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add oil. Add garlic, and sauté 30 seconds. Add a large handful of collards to pan, and cook until collards wilt. Repeat with remaining collards, until all of them are in the pan. Stir in salt and peppers, and sauté 2 minutes. Add broth, and cook 3 minutes, or until liquid almost evaporates, and collards are tender.
Servings: 4
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