Collard greens partially frozen in fridge

I have whole leaf collard greens that I bought fresh, unwashed. They partially froze in the back of my fridge. They look fine besides that, only some browning on the leaf edges. Should I do a cool water bath to thaw & clean them? How should I cook them?

  • Posted by: Emma
  • May 28, 2022


702551 May 29, 2022
No matter what I'd wash them anyhow to remove sand/grit/dirt. I'd remove the ugliest bits first.

How I would cook them would depend on their condition. I've cooked them until they are completely dead (Southern style) and less so.

Generally speaking, soups/stews are a good destination for frost-damaged greens. This has been the case for millennia, not just the last few months on Instagram/Tik Tok.

Use your best judgment relative to those who will be joining you at your dinner table.
Emma May 30, 2022
Thank you so much! That really helps. I’m going to add them to a roasted tomatillo stew.
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