Monday, July 19, 2010
Poke Salad Recipe
a mess of poke
2 pieces of bacon fried crisp and crumbled.
1 small onion, chopped
salt and pepper
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add poke. Let boil for 10 minutes. Drain. Rinse leaves in a colander and rinse out the cooking pot. Add more water to the pot and bring to second boil. Add poke and boil for another 10 minutes. Drain. Rinse leaves again and squeeze out the excess water like you would with spinach. Cook bacon in a large skillet till crisp, remove and crumble. Add onion to bacon fat in skillet and cook till soft. Add poke to skillet with the bacon, onion and the fat. Cook down a bit and season with salt and pepper.
This is what it looks like when it's not fit to pick...Please make sure you know what you are picking. Poke is poison when it gets over a foot or so high.
Grandma picked poke and other greens like lamb's quarter, cressy greens, and water cress.