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Jul 21, 2010 02:58 PM

do you like to make canned collard greens?

i like to add bacon and they taste just like fresh

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  1. When I saw this, I thought you were talking about canning fresh collards. I must disagree with you strongly however. To me it's like comparing most any canned green vegetable to fresh. It's like eating an entirely different thing. And I've been eating collards since I was able to crawl/scramble/climb onto the kitchen table when Mother had her back turned. That would be about 62 years ago! But if you like that, then that's all that matters.

    1. Compost; same w/ canned okra.
      Damned Yankee Keg

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      1. re: Passadumkeg

        OMG, is there such a thing as canned okray?!? Triple gag.
        Damned Southern (Ex) Belle

        1. re: c oliver

          Yup and even my food obsessed Lab won't eat it.

          1. re: Passadumkeg

            Nuf said then. Our Labs would eat any and everything.

        2. re: Passadumkeg

          PICKLED okra, however, lovingly arranged in a glass jar, and vinegared, is a beautiful thing. The crunch remains.

          As to factory-canned collards, they played a fun role in family car camping. Mixed with equal amounts of canned spinach, they were memorable. Not necessarily repeatable in the home kitchen, but memorable. Campfires and tents and times outdoors do interesting things to our palates and sensibilities.

        3. I do like to use the bag of frozen collard greens. They require quite a bit of cooking but you avoid the cutting and cleaning. I will often use them with smoked turkey legs.

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          1. re: junescook

            I agree that there's a ginormous difference between canned and frozen.

          2. Canned collards are like canned spinach. If you're going to cook the life out of 'em anyway, they don't suffer too much by comparison. But why not aspire to something better?

            1. I much prefer fresh over frozen or canned..But I have made canned in a pinch. I'll saute some bacon with onions and garlic, add the greens with a little sugar and dash of cider vinegar. I like the Margaret Holmes brand. When I want some greens in a hurry, I'll throw these together.

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              1. re: Toni6921

                I've used frozen as a substitute but canned to me is dreck.