Thursday, December 16, 2010

Recipe for Turnips and Greens

Pictured here are turnip roots and curly mustard greens, a staple to any Southern meal. How to cook 'em? Let me tell 'ya how. You will need -

2 lbs fresh turnip greens
6 slices bacon, chopped
4 cups water
3 medium turnips, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Wash greens thoroughly; drain. Tear into bite-size pieces. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven until browned. Drain bacon, and set aside; reserve drippings in Dutch oven. Add greens and water. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. While the greens are simmering peel and dice turnip roots. Then stir roots, sugar, and salt into Dutch oven. Cover and cook an additional 20 minutes until roots are tender yet still firm. Spoon into serving dish. Chop bacon and sprinkle over top.

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