Delectably spiced dish that will help get more nutritious and delicious greens into your diet!
|1⁄2 c||butter, divided into two 1/4 pieces|
|1⁄4 t||freshly ground cardamon seeds|
|salt and pepper to taste|
|1 lb||dry curd cottage cheese or farmer's cheese|
|2 lb||collard greens, stems discarded, leaves chopped|
|1 t||freshly ground black pepper|
|1 t||crushed garlic|
|3 T||coarsely chopped yellow onion|
|salt to taste, optional|
Melt ¼ c. butter with cardamom, salt and pepper. Sauté the chopped garlic in this spiced butter for a few minutes, just long enough to infuse the butter with its flavor. Remove from heat and cool. Stir into the cheese. Cook the collard greens, covered, in a 4-quart saucepan with ½ c. water. Add the cayenne, more 1-2 tsp black pepper, crushed garlic, remaining ¼ c. butter and chopped onion. Cook, covered, until the greens collapse. Allow the greens to cool a bit- salt to taste. Drain and place on a platter, spooning the cheese over the greens to serve.