Collard Greens Bubble and Squeak

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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Ingredients

Collards:

1 gallon chicken stock

3 cups apple juice 

1 cup small diced yellow onion

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

6 slices hickory smoked bacon, diced 

4 heads collard greens, rinsed 

Potatoes:

3 pounds peeled potatoes, medium dice

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

4 ounces unsalted butter 

1 tablespoon salt 

1 teaspoon white pepper

1/4 cup grapeseed or vegetable oil 

Directions

  1. For the collards: Add the stock, apple juice, onions, Cajun seasoning, bacon and collard greens in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 1 hour. Then remove from the heat and drain the liquid from the pot, and allow the collards to cool.
  2. For the potatoes: In a large pot bring 1 gallon of water to a boil, then add the potatoes and cook until softened, 15 to 18 minutes. Then drain. Press the potatoes, half of the flour and the butter through a food mill or ricer into a bowl. Next add the salt and white pepper, then blend with a whisk. Taste and add additional seasoning if needed.
  3. To create the cakes, blend the potatoes with the collards in a bowl. Portion into 6-ounce cakes, about 4-inch rounds. To cook, heat a pan over medium-high heat, then add the oil. Dust the cakes with some of the remaining flour. Place the cakes in the pan and cook until browned, 3 minutes. Then flip and repeat process on second side, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the pan and serve.