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Recipe: Southern-Style Turnip Greens

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Southern-Style Turnip Greens
A Southern-style turnip green recipe with salt pork.

4 to 4 1/2 pounds turnip greens
1 pound salt pork, rinsed and diced
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon pepper
a dash of crushed red pepper, optional

Cut off and discard tough stems and discolored leaves from greens. Wash
greens thoroughly and drain well. Cook salt pork in a large pot or Dutch
oven over medium heat until crisp and brown. Add the turnip greens, water,
onion, pepper, and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover,
and simmer 40 to 45 minutes or until greens are tender. Taste and adjust

Serve with lemon juice or pepper sauce. Serves 6.

From: About.com: Southern Food
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