Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Pan-Fried Collard Greens

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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6 thick bacon slices, chopped into large pieces

1 large onion, diced 

3 cloves garlic, minced 

2 pounds collard greens (about to 2 large bunches), stems discarded, leaves washed and chopped

1 tablespoon honey 

A few dashes of hot sauce 

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 


  1. Add bacon to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until crispy, about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove from the pan and set aside, leaving the fat in the pan.
  2. Add the onion to the bacon grease and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook, stirring, for another 30 seconds or so, until fragrant. Add the greens, honey, hot sauce and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Cook the greens, stirring occasionally, until greens are nice and tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Taste and add more salt and/or pepper if necessary. Serve hot with bacon on top.