Southern Turnip Greens

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Southern Turnip Greens

4 to 4 1/2 pounds turnip greens

1 pound salt pork, rinsed and diced

1 1/2 cups water

1 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon sugar, optional

a dash of crushed red pepper, optional

Cut off and discard tough stems and discolored leaves from greens. Wash greens thoroughly and drain well.

Cook salt pork in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp and brown.

Add the turnip greens, water, onion, sugar, pepper, and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 40 to 45 minutes or until greens are tender. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Serve with vinegar or pepper sauce and cornbread.

Serves 6.

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