Sautéed Collard Greens with Pepperoni

Collards are often paired with bacon, but our new favorite twist is to flavor the greens with spicy pepperoni.

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  • Servings: 12

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 ounces pepperoni, julienned
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 pounds collard greens, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

How to make this recipe

  1. In a pot, heat the olive oil. Add the pepperoni, shallots and garlic and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until 
the shallots are softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the collard greens in large handfuls, stirring and letting each handful wilt slightly before adding more.
  2. When all of the collards have wilted, add 1/4 cup of water and a generous pinch of salt. Cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the greens are crisp-tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Stir 
in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and serve.

Make Ahead

The cooked collard greens can be refrigerated overnight.

Contributed By Photo © Con Poulos Published November 2015





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