Turnip Greens



  1. 1 bucket turnip greens
  2. 1 c. bacon grease
  3. 1 Tbsp. salt
  4. 1/4 tsp. baking soda


  1. Wash greens in cold water to remove grit or any dirt.
  2. In a large pot filled 3/4 full of water, add the bacon grease and salt. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the greens by the handful to the pot, letting them have a
  4. little time to start to cook down before adding more.
  5. When pot is full, you will need to poke the greens down for a few minutes as they like to come to the top of the pot and run over.
  6. Add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to the greens to take the bitterness out.
  7. Cook at a boil until greens are tender, perhaps a half hour.
  8. Drain well.
  9. While greens are draining in the colander, cut them up using two knives.