When it comes to Southern comfort food collard greens are sure to be listed among the most popular. Cajun Collard Greens With Bacon is a kicked-up variation that adds a little spice to the menu. Fresh collard greens cooked until tender with thick cut bacon and Cajun seasoning adds spice to this classic side dish. It’s good for the soul kind of food. (Link to recipe below image)
In the South, collard greens, along with black eyed peas, are considered part of traditional New Year’s Day fare. Collards are typically made with some variety of smoked meat such as ham hocks, or even a leftover holiday ham bone, which makes them both flavorful and inexpensive to serve. This version with a Cajun twist using thick cut bacon is perfection alongside a bowl of pintos or black eyed peas and a piece of hot buttered cornbread. Add a dash or two of hot sauce for a taste of the South in your mouth.
Get the full recipe for Cajun Collard Greens With Bacon here on Parade