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Category : Plants & Vegetables       Region : Southeast ~ Prairie       Rating : 5
Wild Tumbleweed Greens

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Choctaw

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Charlie One ShoeOffered by Charlie One Shoe

Type of Dish : Contemporary & Traditional

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Ingredients

  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Lb., Choice Of White Meat, Salt Pork ,Or Spiced Or Hot Sausage
  • (picked as they come through the sand in early spring about 1 to 2 inches high)
  • 4 Or 5 Lb.
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Juice Of 1/2 Lemon

Directions

Wash the tumble weeds in lukewarm water to free sand, then wash in cold water couple more times.
DrainPlace tumble weeds in large pot and cover with salted water.
Bring water to boil an add pepper, lemon juice and choice of meat( sausage should be sliced )
Cook uncovered (slow boil ) for around 15 min. Until tender ( don't overcook).
Drain and season to taste with butter, salt or whatever, and serve as any other greens.
(don't forget the fresh cornbread!)

Note: The Tumble Weeds will cook down a lot. When I was a young man these Greens were a large part of my family's diet in the spring time .



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