The Collard Kitchen
Now that you've read about the history and the social interplay that collard greens have had in our region, we want to share our unabashed love of this green and permeate your kitchen with its glory. Of course, we would be remiss not to include a gold standard of collard cookery, the slow-braised, ham hock-infused beauty of Mama's Collard greens. The list of ways to cook collards doesn't stop there. Try the quick cooking Brazilian-style, or the deeply flavored African take on Hoppin' John. Your next steak dinner should certainly include creamed collards, and the collard casserole suits so many winter main dishes. Look to your own recipe files and substitute collards for most any recipe that calls for spinach or kale, turnip or mustard greens – or create a dark green leafy vegetable explosion by braising a variety of greens together. Collard lovers unite! Let's make collards the next big thing.
Best Places to Eat Down Home Collards Other than your Kitchen and Worth the Drive
Bum's Restaurant 566 Third St, Ayden
Grady's BBQ 3096 Arrington Rd, Dudley
Lucky 32 Greensboro and Cary
Smith's Red and White (to go from the store) 3635 N. Halifax Rd off Hwy 43, Rocky Mount