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From Jamie DeMent
  • 4 turnips with greens
  • 2 tbs. cooking oil (olive oil, pork fat. . . we prefer pork fat :)
  • salt and pepper

Cut greens off turnips and save for later. Wash turnips and set aside to dry. Heat oil/fat in a frying pan. When the oil is good and hot, throw in the turnips and stir well to coat with oil. Cover and continue cooking for 5 to 10 minutes. When turnips start to brown, add in greens and cook all together until greens are slightly wilted. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve as a delicious side dish.

Pork Fat as ingredient

Bacon grease works perfect -- I use the drippings from any bacon or sausage I cook. I collect the drippings in a can to use all along. For greens, I get the pan warm and add 2 to 3 tablespoons of grease and let it clarify. Then I add the greens and cover for a minute so the greens wilt a little. Then I uncover and saute until they are tender. At the end, I salt and pepper to taste. Super easy and full flavor.