Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Collard Stew Recipe (Pot Licker)

I had collected collard greens from my garden. De stemming them and laying them on my dehydrator sheets ready for dehydration when the electricity when out. An hour passed and no electric. Dinner time was coming near and I did not want to waste these precious greens. Grabbed my Ipad and did a recipe search. I changed it a bit and it was glorious. Even my husband liked it. We ate by flash light at the dinner table. The electric turned back on after we finished dinner. I was glad to have a gas oven and a lighter on hand in order to make dinner.

1 meaty ham bone
1-2 T. veggie oil
3 C. chicken broth or water (I used the chicken broth)
plus 1/2 more water
about 16 oz. of  de-stemmed and chopped collard greens
1 onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
handful of fresh parsley chopped or 1 T. dry
handful of fresh celery leaves chopped or 1 T. dry or you can chop a celery stalk
1 tsp. creole spice
16 oz. cooked beans any kind will do or use a can of drained beans of choice. (I used baby Lima beans)

In a large pot, saute onion in oil until translucent. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Take out the bone and cut of access meat and dice. return the meat and bone to pot. Salt to taste if needed. Mix and serve.