Arkansas Poke Greens

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  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh, young poke shoots
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Check poke shoots carefully; remove pulpy stems and discolored spots on leaves. Wash leaves thoroughly; drain well.
  2. Place poke shoots and water to cover in an 8-quart Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes or until poke is tender. Drain well and chop. Set aside.
  3. Cook bacon in a medium skillet over low heat until crisp. Drain bacon; reserve 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon. Add chopped poke and bacon to bacon drippings; cook over medium heat 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in eggs; cook over medium heat, stirring often, until eggs are firm but still moist. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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