Collards, Golden Raisin, and Almond Saute

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Serves 4-6 – recipe courtesy Cheryl Smith

1/2 cup olive oil
1 Spanish onion, small diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 bunches collard greens, washed, and cut in 1/2-inch strips
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Heat an 8-quart saucepan over high heat. When very hot, add the oil, onions, and garlic, sauteing quickly for 1 minute. When the onions just start to turn golden, add the collard greens, raisins, and almonds. Season with salt and pepper, and add a little water if necessary, for a little steam. Saute for about 5 to 6 minutes more, and adjust seasoning, to taste.