I got some collard greens without having any idea
how to cook them. Based on some suggestions and the
stuff I had in my fridge, I fiddled this up.
What you need:
Wash the greens really well. This usually means soaking
them in water to loosen the grit, swishing them around
a lot, then draining the water and repeating the process.
(It's annoying, but biting into gritty greens is worse.)
Then cut the leaves away from the thick stems and chop
them into pieces a few square inches in size. Drain
these and set them aside.
Cut the onion into thin strips. Cut the bacon into
about 8 squares per slice. Saute both of these in a
wok or large pan. when the onion is starting to turn
translucent and there's a good bit of bacon grease in
the pan, add some of the greens. Put in as much as you
can stir around to coat with the grease without it flopping
out onto the stove top. Then turn the heat down a tad
(I keep it at 7 hereafter) and let it cook for
a while, stirring it around every 4 minutes or so, until
it cooks down a bit. It should take about 8-10 minutes.
Then add some more leaves and repeat. Keep going in
the same fashion until all the leaves are in, and keep
stirring to mix the bacon & onion with the greens.
It's done when the leaves are soft and well cooked down,
which should take about 30 minutes. Serve the greens
& bacon & onion all together.