Want to know a secret? I’d never had collard greens until I was well into my 20s.
But that’s not the half of it.
Y’all, the first time I ever had collard greens? Was when I was living in Colorado. Yes, I admit, my first introduction to this Southern staple was in what can only be called a West-Coast state.
If you can’t live without that irresistible pork flavor you can certainly use bacon drippings instead of olive oil, which would be delicious as well. But the star of the show is really the collard greens and they way they’re sliced. It’s like a hearty green tagliatelle without all the carbs.
I hope y’all enjoy this new take on a classic Southern dish!
Get the recipe for spicy garlic collard greens over on Taste Arkansas!