Scoop up some of the first of the season greens and cook ‘em down with this no-frills Southern Living recipe. Greens are a staple in every Louisiana kitchen and every southerner should know how to prepare them. Try this simple version or opt for your Mawmaw’s family recipe that includes ham or bacon fat. Either way, they will be delicious!
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium. Add garlic; cook, stirring often, until garlic is golden brown and crispy, about 1 minute. Stir in greens, in batches; cook until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes, before adding more greens. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir in an additional 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, if desired.
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