30 December 2008

Recipe: Turnip Greens Casserole

Southerners have a love affair with greens! It's no wonder since greens contain a lot of minerals and are HIGH in calcium. Turnip greens are quite good if they are cooked with a smokey meat as flavoring. That leftover Christmas ham or ham bone is a good candidate for cooking greens, especially fresh greens when you can find them.

This recipe uses canned turnip greens. A wonderful brand - if it is in your area - is the Glory brand. Around our house we jokingly call it the Hallelujah! brand. These people know what they are doing as anything by them is awesome straight out of the can; you don't have to doctor a thing as there is plenty of good seasoning. Try looking on the internet for a source if you can't find this brand. It really is awesome and they do many kinds of vegetables besides greens.

Eating greens are done for good luck in the New Year. Why not add another version in the form of an easy casserole to your recipe box?

Turnip Greens Casserole

Serves 4 to 6.

From - Shall We Gather: Recipes & Remembrances of a River Town

Ingredients:

2 large (14 oz.) cans turnip greens or kale

1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 Tablespoons white vinegar

2 Tablespoons prepared horseradish

2 eggs beaten

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 to 1 cup saltine cracker crumbs

1 cup (4 ozs.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


Directions:

Combine the turnip greens, soup, mayonnaise, vinegar, horseradish, eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well.

Spoon the turnip greens mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with the cracker crumbs and cheese and bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer or until the cheese melts.

Note: You may substitute 4 cups drained cooked FRESH turnip greens for the canned ones.

For your copy of this cookbook, Shall We Gather: Recipes & Remembrances of a River Town, go to http://www.trinitywetumpka.org/cookbook.

Or you can call (334) 567 - 7534.

Cost is $26.95, which includes postage and handling.

Published by Trinity Episcopal Church
5375 U. S. 231
Wetumpka, Alabama 36092-3168

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