Simple Turnip Greens

Recipe: Simple Turnip Greens


  • 4 1/2 pounds turnip greens
  • 1 pound salt pork
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Remove and discard stems and discolored spots from greens. Wash greens thoroughly.
  2. Drain and tare greens in to pieces; set aside. Slice salt pork at 1−inch intervals cutting to but not through the skin.
  3. Combine salt pork, 3 quarts water, pepper and if desired sugar in a Dutch oven. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
  4. Add greens and cook uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes or until tender.
  5. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Number of servings (yield): 6

Meal type: breakfast

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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