Happy to share a favorite vegetable! Savory turnip greens cooked with smoked ham hocks. Excellent with a big slice of my Homemade White Cornbread (no sugar) or Homemade Self-Rising Cornbread (slightly sweet).
Turnip greens are a great of calcium, fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), and vitamin C. Often used in salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Superb braised, boiled, or sautéed. Also good in salads.
For this recipe, use bunches or two bags of Super Fit Greens. No preservatives, chopped and washed three times. However, I wash again. I wash all vegetables before cooking or using in salads. It’s a personal thing. 🙂
Turnip greens are famously bitter to some individuals, but not bitter to others. To remove bitterness, this recipe calls for two teaspoons of sugar. Taste a sample of cooked turnips. If bitter, sprinkle with sugar and boil a little longer. Voila!
I freeze smoked ham hocks until ready to use which explains the frost. My favorite brand is Royal Foods.
Smoked ham hocks, a southern classic, are famously used to season greens, beans, and peas. Learn more about them in my recipe for Smoky Collard Greens.
A little Liquid Smoke adds scrumptious smoky flavor. I use the Wright’s brand because it’s made with water and natural hickory smoke concentrate. No preservatives.
Thoroughly cooked smoked ham hocks are tender enough to tear apart. The turnip greens are tender, savory, and an appetizing dark green. The flavor is splendid.
Prepared this recipe in my pretty blue dutch oven provided by Lodge Manufacturing. It is excellent for cooking and baking. The products mentioned are personal favorites. None are paid endorsements. I’ll keep praying and believing that one day we will have a formal paid partnership. 🙂