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Nov 21, 2007 09:26 AM

Collards in a Slow Cooker

It seems like a recipe for slow cooking collards should be easy to find. But for some reason I've seen neither hide nor hair. Has anyone done this, or have a good recipe?

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  1. You'd be making them alone or with other things in the cooker? If cooking them alone, I'd say just put them in some water/seasoning and cook on medium/medium-low for a couple hours I would guess. Just keep checking them for the consistency you like.

    I cooked raw spinach in some beef stew yesterday in my crock pot, and it came out great! It was about a 9 hour cook on 250 degrees though.

    1. Not sure what a slow cooker would add to the mix, but I always bring them to a slow boil and then simmer until tender on top of the stove. Be sure to add a ham hock or some smoked bacon or seasoning.

      1. Collards take longer to cook than many other greens, so I'd put them in the cooker with a ham hock and some water and let them cook away on low heat all day. You can't really overcook these greens.

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        1. re: pikawicca

          I adamantly disagree. Collards can indeed be cooked to death.