So folks--do 'em right, OK? I'd hate for Aunt Jewel to get after me with her rolling pin.
Aunt Jewel’s Slow Cooker Turnip Greens with Potlikker
Like any good Southern recipe, this healthy one pot meal doesn't include precise measurements. You make enough for your family, and have extras for leftovers. Here are the ingredients I use to make a "mess" of greens. I use a Corning Ware slow cooker, 10-quart size. If you want to use a smaller size,just use less greens.
|Greens 'n cornbread! The way it's meant to be|
Add 3 cups of organic chicken broth, either canned/boxed from the store (I use organic) or homemade. This is not a precise measurement; if you don't have enough, substitute water.
Pour in a big splash of good olive oil, and some chopped garlic cloves—as many as you can stand. If desired, add some leftover ham or a small ham bone, bacon or pork fatback cut into small pieces. This is not required, but does make a traditional "mess" of greens and really adds a lot of flavor and protein to the dish without using a lot of meat.
Add enough water so that the greens are moist. Gently toss the greens so that they're coated with the liquids.
Replace the lid on the cooker. Have a glass of wine. (optional)
Cook the greens on HIGH for the first four hours, stirring occasionally, then reduce the temperature to LOW and let them cook until they are done—the longer the better. Traditionally, this means that they are cooked down into a very concentrated dish, with lots of lovely potlikker on the bottom. Serve the greens in a bowl with plenty of the potlikker and serve with homemade cornbread. Drink the remaining potlikker—that's where all the vitamins are hiding, and it's good for you!