Country Traditions

September 28, 2010

Take the Smell out of Collards

Filed under: herbs, recipes — Tags: , , , — dmacc502 @ 11:09 am
Young collard plants growing in a container

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    Q: I would like to know what can be used, if anything, to keep collards from smelling so while cooking. –Willie L.

A: Ah, the smell of cooking collards … likely to make your dinner guests suspect you’ve got a plumbing malfunction of some sort. As far as I’m aware, there’s no way to completely neutralize the aroma, but you can ameliorate it a bit by adding parsley to the cooking water. Fresh flat-leaf parsley works the best, but don’t add too much or you’ll affect your end product. I’d recommend no more than a tablespoon chopped.

However, take heart in the knowledge that there are very few cooked vegetables that taste better than a mess of greens cooked with a bit of salt pork. I could live on them happily.#mce_temp_url#


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