Mixed Greens

2 pounds collard greens
2 pounds mustard greens
2 pounds turnip greens
1⁄2 pound salt pork
1 tablespoon sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Place greens in kitchen sink. Fill sink with water, pushing leaves under running water as sink fills. Allow to soak for five minutes; drain water, rinse greens under running water and fill sink again. Repeat until no dirt is present on leaves, about 5 or 6 times.

Remove greens from sink and allow to drain. Pull leaves from stems; discard stems.

Lay collard leaves on top of each other, roll lengthwise, and using a sharp knife, cut into pieces.

in a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven over medium heat, cook salt pork until crisp; drain on paper towel and set aside. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the grease from the Dutch oven, add the greens, salt pork, sugar and salt and pepper to taste.

Cover with water and bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer slowly, covered, until greens are tender, about two to three hours. Serve with cornbread and hot sauce or pepper vinegar.

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