How to Clean Greens
Fill the sink with tap water
and 1/4 cup of salt. Put half the greens in this water and submerse up and down
to get off all the sand and bugs. Do this with one handful of greens at a time.
Transfer to the other sink. Wash the other sink out well to clean, then refill
with water and 1/4 cup salt and repeat the cleaning process. Do this a third
time! If greens are really dirty, a fourth and fifth washing may be necessary.
Turnip and Mustard Greens
1 big bundle mustard greens
1 big bundle turnip greens with roots
1/4 lb. salt pork
Cut or strip greens off stems. Wash them very well, at least 3 times. Drain in a
colander and set aside.
Wash and peel the turnip roots. Cut into pieces and set aside with the greens.
Add the salt pork to a large pot and add 1 to 2 quarts water, depending on many
greens you have. Bring to a boil.
Add the greens and turnips a few at a time, until they have wilted enough to get
them all in the pot.
Boil greens on medium for about 1 hour. You can also simmer them on low all
afternoon, the longer they cook, the better they are.
Salt and pepper to taste.