Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Soul Food

As you know, I'm learning about a lot more than just hair, skin and nails at the Western Hills School of Beauty and Hair Design. One of the other things I've been learning is how to cook soul food. I've adopted Ms. Kathy's Corn Pudding recipe and have made it for many a BBQ this Summer. Everyone LOVES it and it is super easy:

Preheat oven to 350°
Mix together:
1 can corn
1 can creamed corn
1 stick of butter melted
1/2 to 1 cup of sour cream
1 package Jiffy Corn Bread Mix

Pour into a medium size casserole dish and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. It's slappin'!

Also try Ms. Margaret's Greens. This recipe takes a very long time, as the greens need to simmer for at least four hours. But if you're a white girl like me, who always loved greens but had no idea
how to make them, this recipe is also very easy.

Use a big, high-quality stew pot.
Cover two smoked turkey wings with water, bring to boil and then simmer until the meat falls off the bones. About two hours. Strain out bones return liquid and meat to pot.

Rinse four to six bunches of collard greens. (I bought too much
thinking it would shrink down like spinach. It shrinks, but a lot less then spinach would.)
Chop the greens by slicing every 1/2" or so. Discard the very bottoms and very tops of the bunches.
Put the greens in the pot with the smoked turkey and simmer for four hours.
Add salt and pepper to taste -- and hot sauce/hot pepper if you like it. Delicious!

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