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Left Over Collard Greens

smr33 Feb 8, 2009 09:56 AM

I made collard greens with smoked turkey bones last night as part of a large dinner party. There was so much food, they were barely touched. Any ideas on what to do with the leftovers beyond reheating and eating (not that that's a bad thing). Just wondering if there's something creative to do with them.

  1. lucygoosey Feb 8, 2009 10:05 AM

    What a great thing to be "stuck" with.
    They could be part of a lasagne, go into a risotto, a southern style stracciatella, quiche crust (mix w/ bread crumbs and parm). Makes me want to accidentally make too many greens!

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    1. re: lucygoosey
      aravenel Feb 9, 2009 07:35 AM

      Ooh, yeah, I bet that would make a wonderful quiche.

      Or just eat it plain, with some pepper vinegar. Now I'm hungry.

    2. coll Feb 9, 2009 07:41 AM

      I've thrown leftover greens into soups and omelettes. It's my little secret, since they're not that popular in my house. Anywhere you would use spinach is good.

      1. GretchenS Feb 9, 2009 07:57 AM

        This Lebanese Lentil and Collard Greens Soup is great! http://www.grouprecipes.com/71453/leb...

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          bear Feb 9, 2009 12:42 PM

          Lidia Bastianich made cheesy, crispy cakes from swiss chard, onions and eggs pressed in coarsely grated cheese and then pan-fried. They looked really good.

          Here's a link:


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          1. re: bear
            rln Feb 21, 2009 06:42 PM

            Had swiss chard to use today and saw your suggestion-- thanks!
            I didn't have the right cheese, which was probably the problem. I used emmenthaler. They stuck to the pan! Then for following batches I broiled in the toaster oven and worked easily! Great taste, will make again but not fry -- still got crispy (and use the correct cheese!)

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            ohiowiner Mar 28, 2014 07:28 PM

            I just went searching for the same info and found this! I ended up making "collard cakes." I mixed the collards with egg, bread crumbs, garlic, parmesan & feta cheeses, Made patties and they're in the oven @ 375 right now. Can't tell you it's perfect, but smells wonderful!

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