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.