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Jan 12, 2007 02:33 PM

What would you serve with cooked collards?

Just in case my last question on the post of " Collards - How long to cook" was missed, I am posting a new query.
I have cooked my collards with a smoked pork hock, onion, garlic and hot peper flakes. Now I am wondering what else to serve with this vegetable. I am from Nova Scotia Canada and have just been introduced to this vegetable. I have been told that corn bread goes well to soak up the wonderful juices. But what else? I am planning on having this for dinner tonight.

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  1. Mac n' cheese, black-eyed peas, cornbread, chicken or meatloaf

    1. Ham. Roast beef. Mashed sweet potatos with sage butter.

      1. Mashed potato /sweet potato, fried chicken, glazed carrots with cinnamon and cayenne, pork chops (big ones!) will all work IMO.

        1. Any of the above, plus fried apples, pork chops, stewed tomatoes

          1. Cornbread for sure. fried chicken would be nice.

            For the corn bread get a 10" cast iron skillet smoking hot in a 450 F. oven. Add a couple of TBS lard or bacon fat to the pan. While that is all heating. Combine 2 C. fine cornmeal (if you do not have access to really fine meal use half cornmeal half flour) with 4 tsp. baking powder, and 1 tsp. salt. In another bowl beat 1 egg well and mix in 1 1/2 C. milk. When the pan and fat are smoking hot mix the dry with the wet ingredients and pour in to the pan. The batter should sizzle as it hits the pan and fat. Bake 20-25 mins. Serve with good butter.