How to Cut and Clean Collard Greens
Here you'll find a few tips on how to cut and clean collard greens. Good preparation is key to ending up with delicious greens every time!
Cover collard greens with cold water in sink and let sit for about 10 minutes.
Drain water, remove collard leaves from sink and rinse the sink.
Rinse each leaf individually by spraying with spray nozzle in sink. Be sure to spray off both sides.
Lay the collard green leaves on a cutting board one at a time and trim out stem. Using a sharp knife cut down one side of the stem until the point where the stem gets smaller. Cut across the stem and back down the other side.
Remove and discard the stems.
Stack 5-6 leaves together and fold in half lengthwise. If leaves are very large make 1-2 vertical cuts, then cut horizontally into 1 inch pieces.