Peasant-Style Potato and Collard Green Soup
4 Italian "sausages", browned and sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
8 cups vegetable stock
8 potatoes, sliced
6 cloves garlic, peeled and root ends trimmed
1 bunch collard greens, washed, trimmed, and thinly sliced
salt and black pepper, to taste
In a heavy stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and saute until softened. Add stock, potatoes, and garlic and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
With a slotted spoon transfer the potatoes and garlic to a bowl; lightly mash with a fork. Return to the soup and bring to a simmer. Stir in collard greens. Simmer 5 minutes, or until greens are tender. Stir in the sausages and season with salt and pepper.