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Old 02-18-2012, 18:34   #1
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This is a really old recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine, slightly modified over time. I use MasterCook to store all of my recipes, this is not their own recipe!


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Creamy Collard Greens

Recipe By :Fine Cooking
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Vegetable

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Onion -- Finely chopped
1 tablespoon Garlic -- chopped
1 1/2 cups Prosciutto -- Cubed
2 cups Chicken stock
2 large bunch Collard Greens -- 3 lbs.
2 cups heavy cream
salt & pepper -- to taste

PREPARE COLLARDS: Discard bottom hard stems. Rinse well. Roll several leaves together tightly and then cut into 1/4 inch strips. It will seem like an enormous amount but it will reduce and shrink in the cooking.

Saute onion in hot oil until soft -- about 5 minutes.

Add prosciutto cubes and saute 1 minute.

Add stock & greens and cook, stirring occasionally until tender -- about 15 minutes. You may have to add the greens in batches, and as they reduce, add more until all used up.

Add cream & cook until reduced and thickened.

Season with salt & pepper but when tasting, include a piece of ham or prosciutto which is very salty.


NOTES : This is an amazing dish of different tastes -- ending in mellow. The cream tames the collards. Can be made in advance and microwaved before serving.

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