Braised Winter Greens with Bacon and Onion

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    Braised Winter Greens with Bacon and Onion

    Serves 4. Published January 1, 2009. From Cook’s Illustrated.

    For best results, be sure your greens are fully cooked and tender in step 1 before moving on to step 2.

    Ingredients

    6 slices bacon , cut into 1/4-inch-wide pieces

    2 tablespoons bacon fat

    1 medium red onion , halved and sliced pole to pole into 1/4-inch slices

    5 medium garlic cloves , minced or pressed through a garlic press (about 5 teaspoons)

    1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

    2 pounds kale or collard greens, ribs removed, leaves chopped into 3-inch pieces and rinsed (about 24 loosely packed cups; see related step-by-step below)

    1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

    1 cup water

    Table salt

    3–4 teaspoons cider vinegar

    Ground black pepper

    Instructions

    1. Cut 6 slices bacon into ¼-inch-wide pieces and cook over medium heat in Dutch oven until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate and discard all but 2 tablespoons fat. Heat the 2 tablespoons of fat over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and beginning to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and pepper flakes; cook until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add half of greens and stir until beginning to wilt, about 1 minute. Add remaining greens, broth, water, and ¼ teaspoon salt; quickly cover pot and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until greens are tender, 25 to 35 minutes for kale and 35 to 45 minutes for collards.

    2. Remove lid and increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid has evaporated (bottom of pot will be almost dry and greens will begin to sizzle), 8 to 12 minutes. Remove pot from heat; stir in 3-4 teaspoons cider vinegar and remaining tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and remaining teaspoon cider vinegar. Stir reserved bacon into greens and serve

    #354277
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    AV
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    These are good luck for the new year!~~~ 🙂

    #354278
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    linda
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    No kidding?! They just sounded yummy! 🙂

    #354279
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    This sounds like a healthy and tasty side dish for the Chicken Parmesan.

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    Do you think a ham or Canadian bacon substitution would work in this recipe?

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    I just returned from grocery shopping with the ingredients for this recipe and for Lighter Chicken Parmesan. I also picked up fresh strawberries for desert. I am going to go with Ivory Bills Canadian bacon idea and 2 TBs of olive oil. I will let you all know later how dinner turns out. Thanks for the great ideas that make my weekend a lot easier!

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    This sounds so good, and I am terribly fond of greens. But Mr. WWM takes coumadin and they are a no,no for him 🙁

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    I made the Lighter Chicken Parmesan and the Braised Winter Greens. Both excellent and highly recommended. I improvised a little and got great results. I used diced Canadian Bacon browned in olive oil for the greens. It was delicious. The Panko crumbs on the chicken are also delicious. It sounded like a great combination and it was! Here are some pictures from Krazikat’s Kitchen.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34013737@N06/3165697420/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34013737@N06/3164868475/in/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34013737@N06/3164868857/in/photostream/

    #354284
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    krazikat
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    bump for Linda

    #354285
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    One last bump for Linda. I want her to see how how much I liked her recipes!

    #354286
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    Thanks Linda…Where is Huddys mama…I bet she would like this one.

    #354287
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    linda
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    Glad they worked out well for you KK! your pics make them look quite delicious!

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