• rose

    posted on September 2, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Here in Zimbabwe collard greens are an everyday dish for most people. They are served with sadza (polenta like but thicker), either on their own, mixed with meat or beside a meat stew. We do not cook them for long because we normally have tender leaves. We julienne the leaves very thinly and fry for between 6-10 minutes. People here do no get tired of eating them everyday. I always insist that we have them beside whatever relish we will be having that day.

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  • Miz Helen

    posted on September 2, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I am so glad that you enjoyed your Collard Greens from our garden. We love Collard’s and have them year round in the garden. I love your comment from Rose. I am going to try some fried Collard’s that sounds good.

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  • carrie @ gingerlemongirl.com

    posted on September 2, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I LOVE collard greens Amy!! One of my favorite greens! Here is eastern NC they are often boiled to death and served with good ‘ol pork barbecue! I don’t often make them at home though. I need to try! Wonderful recipe!

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  • rose

    posted on September 2, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Sorry I meant saute the greens, not fry.

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  • Jenny

    posted on September 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I have started using pancetta (Italian bacon)instead of regular bacon in my green beans and potatoes and it is delicious. I bet it would be wonderful in this recipe. I am not sure about the sugar content of pancetta though.

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  • Pat

    posted on September 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Those sound so good that I’ll have to try both ways! Collards are so full of nutrition that I need to have them more often.

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  • Amanda

    posted on September 2, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I’ve never had collard greens! This looks and sounds great though :)

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  • Rachel

    posted on September 3, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I have never had collard greens. I have bought them for out bearded dragon, but I always wondered how in the world people were supposed to eat them. Your recipe sounds great, and I can’t wait to try it!

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  • Kim @ Cook IT Allergy Free

    posted on September 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I love me some collard greens! I am so going to make this, Amy! This looks so amazing and simple! My kids actually enjoy collard greens as well so this will be a great one to try. Your Miz Helen sounds so wonderful!

    xo
    kim

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  • girlichef

    posted on September 7, 2010 at 9:18 am

    This is absolutely a favorite dish of mine…so comforting and utterly satisfying! Those big chunks of baconlook so irresistible.

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  • Alta

    posted on September 7, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I love collard greens, and when they’re fresh like that, they’re so sweet and tender. Jealous! That bowl, all by itself, would be an excellent lunch today!

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  • Barbara @moderncomfortfood

    posted on September 7, 2010 at 11:55 am

    This recipe is such a keeper, Amy, and I’m bookmarking it for later in the year when my collard gardening season finally gets rolling. I planted mine WAY too early last year and they became quite bitter in our FL fall heat. This year I’m planning to be more patient and wait until cooler weather arrives in early Nov. Love it that you included bacon, which has such an affinity for collards.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Barbara @moderncomfortfood, Sounds like you have a great plan, Barbara. Hope you share them on your gorgeous blog. Hugs.

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  • Alex@A Moderate Life

    posted on September 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Whoa Ames! I am just laughing so hard! I made a quick version of these last night because I had been away in Boston for a week and hadn’t had any greens and I NEEDED them!~ This version looks divine and glad your friend Miz Helen shared her secret with you. By the way, LOVE the new cutie profile picture of you! Hugs and thanks for sharing this on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop. I was traveling this week, so I am totally backed up and not linking but will return next week! Promise~ :) Alex@amoderatelife

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    Amy Reply:

    @Alex@A Moderate Life, I put the new pic up for you…you’ve been gently reminding me for weeks. Hope you had a wonderful trip! Hugs, Alex.

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  • Butterpoweredbike

    posted on September 8, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I feel so lucky that a small patch of rainbow chard and kale continued to bear leaves all summer long, so I always had my fix of greens. And now I’ve planted collards and some more kale, so if all goes well, I’ll still have leafies into the fall. Thanks for linking up with Two for Tuesday.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Butterpoweredbike, My chard is just starting to grow now that it’s cooled off a bit…am hoping for my first harvest soon. Thanks for hosting 24T – it’s a great event. Hugs.

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  • Christy

    posted on September 8, 2010 at 8:24 am

    First – love your new picture –
    now collard greens – yum. bacon -yum. collard greens with bacon – out of the park delicious! I have never baked them – I can’t wait to try! Thanks for linking to Two for Tues!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Christy, Thanks, Christy! It’s been over a month since I chopped my hair off…not sure why it took so long to get a picture up. Thanks for hosting 24T! I look forward to it every week.

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  • Linda

    posted on September 8, 2010 at 10:33 am

    This makes collard greens look good! (We’re really not big on greens here.)

    Thanks for your encouraging words, Amy. I appreciate your prayers.

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  • Butterpoweredbike

    posted on September 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Amy- I wanted to thank you again for participating in Two for Tuesday. As much as I love greens, I’ve never before cooked them in the oven in this way. It’ll be a great help during casserole season, to be able to cook greens in the oven, too. I liked this recipe so much that I decided to feature it in my Best of the Blog Hop post. And be sure to check back with us next week; we will be unveiling some big changes at the hop :)

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  • City Share

    posted on September 19, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. The use of the oven is an interesting twist. I made collard greens twice this summer once in the crockpot and once on the stovetop. If we get some more in our farm share, I’ll have to give your method a try.

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  • Alex@A Moderate Life

    posted on November 16, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Hey Ames, I am linking to this recipe because it inspired me to create a recipe of my own and I wanted to give you credit for being one of my muses! All the best and big hugs too! alex

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  • Darlene Khan

    posted on September 27, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Good day. I am looking for a place in Harare, Zimbabwe that sells collard greens, kale and watercress. I came across your website. Do you know where you can buy any or what they are called in Zimbabwe. Many thanks

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