Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Quick Braised Greens with Bacon and Sweet Onion

For this weeks installment of FNCCC we were to choose a recipe from Aida Mollenkamp. I picked Quick Braised Greens with Bacon and Sweet Onions.

Endive with Bacon and Sweet Onion

My thoughts are in italics and parenthesis.

Quick Braised Greens with Bacon and Sweet Onions
Courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp

1 1/2 pounds collard greens, washed, trimmed, and roughly chopped (I used endive instead of collard greens)
4 ounces bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup minced sweet onion
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (I think you can cut this in half and not miss the other 3/4 cup)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper (with the broth, I don't think anymore salt is needed)


Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. When water boils, add greens and cook until wilted and tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Place bacon in a large frying pan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and fat is rendered, about 3 minutes. Add onion and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add greens and turn to coat well. Add broth - it should cover greens and let cook until broth is reduced and greens are very tender, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve.

The Verdict: I liked this, and I think I'll make it again but I'll use way less chicken broth. It turned out a bit soupy for my tastes. I served this alongside a porkchop and some steamed cauliflower and broccoli.

Up for next week- Alexandra Guarnaschelli


brainella said...

Wow. Replace the greens with green beans and it looks a LOT like something we had for dinner tonight though I added some garlic to the mix too. :) Garlic makes everything better.

Meal Planning with Connie said...

Greens are big here in The South. I like the sounds of this recipe! I will definitely try it!

Many blessings!!

Sarah said...

I like this recipe. Simple. An easy way to use up greens. Thanks for participating in FNCCC!

Susie said...

I am playing along with FNCCC too:-) That does look yummy...and I am not a greens person!

SnoWhite said...

Looks tasty to me! Bet the combo of flavors was really nice, especially with porkchops!

newlyweds said...

I make a very similar version minus the chicken broth and it is excellent!! I agree it would add to much liquid. It looks great though.

Lucy Marie said...

Yum! I love greens .. that sounds so tasty.

La Nouvelle Femme said...

Greens aren't something I've eaten much in my life (I'm a midwest girl!) so I don't ever know how to cook them. This sounds like a good starting recipe though. :)

Alea said...

This looks great! I appreciate your input on the recipe. It makes my life so much easier when someone else has experimented and perfected a recipe.

Tater Tot Mom said...

These look so good! I'm all for anything that includes bacon! I also love how you add your own comments to the recipe.

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