Turnip Greens


  • 32 ounces turnip greens
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 large ham hock
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • Add water, salt & ham hock to a large pot. Cover and bring to steady simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add turnip greens and cover for 5 minutes.
  • At this point the greens will have started to wilt down. Stir the greens for about 2 minutes and then cover the greens for 5 more minutes.
  • Stir the greens for 2 more minutes.
  • Replace the lid and cook greens on a medium low temperature for 40 minutes.

Cook’s notes

  • For additional flavor you can use chicken broth instead of water.
  • When using raw meat please make sure to follow the appropriate cooking times.
  • Another variation that has a lot of flavor, is to cook bacon and use the fat from the bacon to flavor the greens.
  • You can also use a combination of vinegar, sugar and hot sauce to give the greens a more robust, spicy flavor.

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