Mustard and Turnip Greens with Turnips
This terrific recipe for Mustard and Turnip Greens with Turnips was submitted by Lloyd Rushing of Texas City, Texas USA.
2 bunches mustard greens
1 bunch turnip greens with turnips
6 slices of bacon
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional)
- Soak all the greens in salt water for 15 minutes. Any unwanted "guests" will die, turn loose and float to the top. Rinse 3 times in fresh water.
- Place greens in a large pot. Peel turnips and cut into 1/2-inch cubes and add to greens. Fill with 2 1/2-inches of water; add salt and begin heating.
- In separate skillet, fry bacon slices (not crisp, just enough to free most of the fat) and add both bacon and fat to the greens. Bring greens to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 2 hours or until tender. Remove greens to a bowl and using a knife and fork, chop them up, then pour some of the soup (pot-liquor down South) over the greens. Great served with pepper sauce (chili peppers in vinegar).
Makes 6 servings.