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Simple Turnip Greens

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  • 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. Drain and tear greens into pieces; set aside.
  2. 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.

Yield: 6 servings

Per Serving: 72 Cal (3% from Fat, 12% from Protein, 85% from Carb); 2 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 17 g Carb; 7 g Fiber; 85 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 987 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol