This is an old Southern style recipe for country greens that my grandma use to make at all our holiday meals. It was a hit even with the kids.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 3 bunches fresh mustard greens
- 3 bunches fresh turnip greens
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup dill pickle juice
- 5 slices bacon
- 1/3 cup sliced onion
- salt and pepper to taste
Rinse the mustard and turnip greens thoroughly to remove gritty dirt, and place in a 12 quart pot with 8 cups of water. Add the butter, pickle juice, bacon and onion, and bring to a rolling boil. Continue cooking at a full boil for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to low, and simmer for an additional 30 minutes, until tender. Taste and season with salt and pepper.