Southern Collards with Cornmeal Dumplings (Paula Deen) Recipe

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  • 1 to 1 1/2 lb smoked turkey wings or necks
  • 2 quarts chicken broth or water
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp the lady and sons house seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 1- lb bunch collards , center ribs removed, leaves cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder


  1. Dumplings:
  2. For the collards: In a large pot, combine the turkey wings, broth, hot sauce (add more if you desire) and House Seasoning; simmer for 20 minutes. Add the collards and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are tender, about 20 minutes more. Stir in the butter. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the turkey wings and discard. Transfer the collards to individual serving bowls, cover them with foil and keep warm. Reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid for the dumplings and reserve the rest of the cooking liquid in the pot.
  3. For the dumplings: Combine the cornmeal, flour, onions, salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir in the 1/2 cup reserved collard liquid into the dry ingredients until just combined to form a thick batter.
  4. Bring the collard broth back up to a boil and drop the dumpling batter into it, 1 teaspoon at a time. Simmer until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Cook's Note: Do not use a spoon to stir. Gently shake the pot back and forth. Using a spoon will tear the dumplings apart.
  5. Transfer the dumplings to the bowls of collards. Spoon some of the broth over the collards and dumplings and serve hot.
  6. The Lady and Sons House Seasoning:
  7. Mix the salt, pepper and garlic together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1582.72 Kcal (6627 kJ)
Calories from fat 1039.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 115.52g 178%
Cholesterol 380.7mg 127%
Sodium 32085.28mg 1337%
Potassium 1503.99mg 32%
Total Carbs 77.97g 26%
Sugars 1.58g 6%
Dietary Fiber 11.68g 47%
Protein 59.77g 120%
Vitamin C 74.9mg 125%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Calcium 427.2mg 43%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 150.19 Kcal (629 kJ)
Calories from fat 98.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.96g 178%
Cholesterol 36.13mg 127%
Sodium 3044.72mg 1337%
Potassium 142.72mg 32%
Total Carbs 7.4g 26%
Sugars 0.15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.11g 47%
Protein 5.67g 120%
Vitamin C 7.1mg 125%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 38%
Iron 0.4mg 26%
Calcium 40.5mg 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 40.5
  • 43

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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