Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Quick and Delicious Collards

by on November 28, 2006, on Fat Free Vegan Kitchen (Sources)


  • 1-2 bunches collard greens (as much as your pressure cooker will hold)
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into thin rings
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • generous pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup water


Cut off the stems of the collard greens, removing any part of the central stem that seems tough. Stack 2 or 3 leaves on top of each other, roll them up so that they form a long tube, and cut them into thin strands:
Sliced Collard Greens
Repeat with all the collards.
Spray the bottom of the pressure cooker lightly with olive oil and heat. Add the onions and 2 tablespoons water and cook, stirring, until the water evaporates. Keep cooking and stirring until the onions start to brown. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook for 1 more minute.
Stir in the collard greens, add the 1 cup of water, and seal the cooker. Bring to high pressure and then reduce heat to keep the cooker at high pressure for 3 minutes. (If you are using small, baby collards, cook at high pressure for only 1 minute.) Remove from heat and use a quick-release method to reduce the pressure. Check the collards for tenderness; if they’re still tough, put them back on the heat, but don’t seal the cooker. Cook until tender. Salt, if desired, and serve (using a slotted spoon) with additional red pepper flakes.
Preparation time: 15 minute(s) | Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4

No comments:

Post a Comment