Greens with Bacon and Shallots
Recipe created by Art Smith
Add a taste of the South to your holiday table with these gorgeous greens!
Servings: Makes 8 servings
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 bunches (about 1 pound each) Swiss chard , collard or turnip greens, stems discarded and leaves cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces, washed
  • 3 strips Applewood smoked bacon , cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 shallot , thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons raspberry or other fruit vinegar , or to taste
Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Add greens, in batches if necessary, and blanch 5 to 8 minutes, depending on tenderness. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking. Dry on paper towels.

In a 12-inch skillet, fry bacon over medium heat, stirring frequently, 4 minutes or until crisp. Add shallots and sauté, stirring, 1 minute.

Add greens and cook, turning with tongs, 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Add vinegar; salt and pepper to taste. Toss and serve hot.


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