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Turnip Greens and Cornmeal Dumplings

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Category: Pork, Grains, Main Dish, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 pound ham hock
  • 2 qt Water
  • 1 Bunch (about 3 pounds)
  • Turnip greens with roots,
  • Cleaned
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 c Cornmeal
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 c Boiling water
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • All-purpose flour


Wash ham hock, and place in an 8-quart Dutch oven; add water and bring to a
boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until meat is tender.

Peel turnip roots, and cut in half. Add turnip greens, turnip roots, and 1
teaspoon salt to Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat and
simmer 2 hours or until greens and roots are tender.

Combine cornmeal and 1/2 teaspoon salt; mix well. Stir in boiling water.
Add egg, and mix well. Drop cornmeal mixture by tablespoon mixture by
tablespoonfuls onto a well floured board, and roll in flour. Place
dumplings over hot turnip greens; cover and cook over medium heat 15
minutes. Serve immediately with turnip greens and pot likker.

This down-home dinner is a meal in itself.

The Southern Heritage
Cookbook. Oxmoor House.
Birmingham Alabama

MM Format by John Hartman Indianapolis, IN

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