This multipurpose green is a favorite in both raw and cooked dishes. There are few more classic Southern staples than a big pot of collard greens stewed for hours with ham hocks. While collard greens have traditionally been used for heartier cooked dishes, these nutritious greens have made their way into health food diets: shredded raw in salads, steamed, and even used as gluten-free wraps.
STORAGE: Place collards in a bag, unwashed, removing as much excess air as you can. If you don’t have a plastic bag that seals closed, wrap the greens in a slight damp paper towel. Then place the greens in an unsealed plastic bag. Put in fridge & the greens should keep crisp for several days. Collards can also be frozen, either blanched or unblanched for storage up to a year.