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  1. 3/4 pound smoked meat (smoked turkey wings are excellent) 4 quarts water 1 teaspoon House Seasoning, recipe follows 2 chicken bouillon cubes 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 bunch turnip greens with roots 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1 teaspoon sugar (optional; may be used if greens are bitter ) Cornmeal Dumplings, recipe follows

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Place smoked meat in water along with House Seasoning, bouillon , and ginger . Cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours. Strip turnip leaves free of the big stem that runs down the center of each leaf. Wash in a sink full of clean water. Drain and wash twice more, since greens can often be sandy. Peel and slice or quarter roots. Add greens to meat; cook for another 30 minutes, stirring often. Add roots and continue to cook for approximately 15 minutes, or until roots are tender. (Reserve 2/3 cup turnip liquid for the dumplings.) Add butter and sugar. Serve with dumplings.


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