Friday, March 23, 2012

Pot Likker and Corn Meal Dodgers for the Likker


Place a 1/2 lb piece of salt port into 3 quarts of cold water and boil for 45 minutes. Wash and clean thoroughly some young turnip greens , place them in the pot with the salt pork and boil slowly for another hour. Drain the water from the pork and greens; chop the greens finely and season with salt and pepper. Place the greens in a hot dish and decorate with slices of salt pork. Pour over the meat and greens about 1 1/2 cups of the liquid in which the greens were cooked (Pot Likker). If preferred, cornmeal dodgers may be served with the dish and placed around the greens.


1/2 Pint of corn meal
2 Tb melted shortening
1/2 tsp salt
cold water

Add salt to the corn meal and stir in melted shortening.  Add enough cold water for dough to hold its shape.  Shape dough into pieces of biscuit size and drop into boiling pot likker.  Boil in well covered pot for twenty minutes.  Serve with the greens from the pot likker.

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