Simple Braised Greens

This super simple, lovely version of Braised Greens is from Elena’s Pantry.  Another great one, if you want to use a bit of bacon or ham is Michael Symon’s Braised Greens with Smokey Bacon or a version especially nice with Mustard Greens.  These all work well with any greens and a mix of them.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil  (lard, chicken fat or bacon fat would be extra lovely)
  • 1/4 lb mixed greens (Broccoli Raab, kale, mustard, or greens of your choice) about 3-4 cups chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or fresh green garlic
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or crushed hot peppers
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  2. Add greens stirring to coat with oil
  3. Stir until greens are barely wilted
  4. Add garlic, salt and pepper flakes
  5. Continue stirring until greens are tender
  6. Serve

Serves 1-2