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collard greens: do you use the stems?

post #1 of 11
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sorry to ask, but I've never cooked them before, and I'm making a soup. Do you use the stems? the seem pretty thick and course.



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post #2 of 11
I don't, but I think it's a personal thing.
post #3 of 11
i use the stems on all greens. i stem the greens and chop the stems finely to use in whatever i am making in addition to using the leaves. it seems wasteful to me to toss them.
post #4 of 11
I don't actually use the stems when I am cooking, unless they're chopped very fine. However, I did used to have a pet bearded dragon who loved to eat them! Made for much less waste.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by ImperfectSonnet View Post

I don't actually use the stems when I am cooking, unless they're chopped very fine. However, I did used to have a pet bearded dragon who loved to eat them! Made for much less waste.



thats funny! far less wasteful and put to good use!
post #6 of 11
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well, I used just the leaves, and took the spine out. I wish we could get to the compost bin, but we just got a bunch more snow!
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post #7 of 11
it all depends on your personal taste. i wouldn't use them only because they would take longer to cook than the greens themselves and you'd end up over cooking the greens if you leave them on.
post #8 of 11
I use them in everything but the most quick cook applications, and in those instances I keep them to add to my stock pot.
post #9 of 11
^^^ i was just thinking 'stockpot'!
post #10 of 11
Yes, use them. I wouldn't think of wasting them.
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post #11 of 11
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hmmm, haven't made my own stock yet, but they could be frozen for that I guess.....the compost heap would like them too in the summer!
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