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Cooking 'Em Down to Size

Fred and Kyle throw Joey a "collards curve ball" by pairing this traditional dish with a big, fat steak!

The greens must cook for about two hours to become sweet and tender. During that time, Fred gives Joey the history of his mom's recipe and the 20 years it took to get the full recipe from her. He also is the keeper of the family heirloom 'collard chopper' and his grandmother's bowl to chop them up into bite size morsels.

Frostbitten Collard Greens

Other segments featured on this episode of My Family Recipe Rocks:

Getting The Greens
Getting The Greens
What are collard greens? Joey hooked up with Fred and Kyle at a farmer's market in Raleigh to find out. He learns why Fred's mom kept her recipe secret for over 20 years.
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Green's Anatomy
Greens Anatomy
At home in Fred's kitchen, Joey learns that preparing collards aren't as tough as many people think.
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Green 'Shine' and Orange 'Shine'
Green Shine and Orange Shine
Joey learns the final step to a delicious family recipe. He also tries another southern spirit -- the Orange Shine.
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Frostbitten Collard Greens
Frostbitten Collard Greens
Fred Thompson, chef and food author, shares his mother's recipe for collard greens -- a southern classic.
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