Simmered Collard Greens

Collard Greens
A popular southern dish!
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Ingredients
  1. Collard Greens, Fresh 1 bunch or 1-1/2 lbs
  2. Bacon, diced 1 cup
  3. Salt & Pepper as needed
  4. Crushed red pepper ½ tsp
  5. Water 4 cups
Instructions
  1. Cut collards into about 1-1/2 inch pieces, wash VERY well drain.
  2. Brown bacon in a 2 quart to a 1 gallon pot. Add water carefully to the bacon bring to a boil.
  3. Add some salt and pepper, and ½ of red pepper. Bring liquid back to a boil. Taste the liquid, you are looking for a liquid that is a bit salty, and a bite from the peppers.
  4. Add the collards, bring back to a boil, cover, reduce to low and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Drain collards ( save the pot liquor if you may choice to drink it or add some to a soup)