From, "At Your Service...Southern Recipes, Places and Traditions," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 1 pound lean bacon or smoked pork shoulder
  • 3 quarts of water
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 pounds turnip, collard or mustard greens, trimmed, rinsed, chopped


Place the bacon and water in a large saucepan.  Season with pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Cover and reduce the heat.  Simmer for 1 hour.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add the greens.  Simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 17 minutes or until tender.



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