Southern collards eggs & bacon are a delicacy! Full of nutrition and flavor, this warms your belly. It’s a taste of Mama! Ask for seconds!
Breakfast Collard Greens
Eggs! The quintessential wonderful food. So versatile, so healthy, so delicious, so easy to prepare and it makes anything just taste better because of its simple richness! In the America’s South now we love our collards.
What are Collard Greens
Collard greens are a Southern delicacy. You always remove the stems before cooking. They’re a member of the cabbage family.
Greens are the quintessential nutritional punch in the gut. A good punch in the gut. They’re full of chlorophyll and that’s good for you. Chlorophyll contains vitamins, minerals and lots of nutrients that keep you healthy.
Collards are great for fiber and they’re an excellent source of vitamins A, C E, and K, which fortifies bones.
You’re getting a healthy dose of magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium, too, when you eat collard greens.
And, I don’t just have Southern collards, I have Italian Parmesan Collards! Take your pick!
Not only super healthy, these greens, which are amazingly delicious, can even be for breakfast, so pairing some sauteed spicy collards with a sunny side up egg and some thick smoked fried bacon is like having a hug in your tummy!
How to Cook Collard Greens
Collards like other greens are very simple to cook. I love to season mine with bacon drippings or simply add a few slices of bacon when you’re cooking to season. Chop your collards. Doesn’t have to be perfect cuts.
When you start cooking, it looks like a huge amount of greens, but these greens, like spinach and other greens, cook down. And, then you’re wondering did I make enough.
Now you can add minced garlic, diced onions and even tomatoes, but I like ‘straight’ collards. And, I love to keep the flavor of the collards simple with just the seasoning of fat/pork and the enhanced flavoring of salt.
Put them in a large pot. Add the bacon, bacon drippings or olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Maybe add some red chili flakes. Then depending upon how many greens, a couple of cups of chicken stock. Yes, you can use water. But the chicken stock, and I’d HIGHLY recommend Kettle and Fire, adds more flavor. Be sure to use my discount code at checkout (ALLYSKITCHEN) and get your 20% off!
You’re going to steam and cook the greens until tender. If you want to consider other types of cooking, here’re some great ideas.
Remember collards can be steamed, blanched, stewed, sauteed and I even chop them up very finely and put in salads!
It’s definitely something unexpected, it’s something that just makes the senses dance and twirl! Enjoy this Boho Breakfast!