Turns out, I have been doing it all along! So here is how I braise greens. The ones we are bringing this week are ideal candidates
Braised Greens with (optional) sweet potatoes:
Chop greens coarsely, stems and all. At high heat, add some oil/butter/fat of choice to a pan along with the greens, garlic and pepper (cayenne for me!) Stir 'em about until the greens start to soften. Add some lemon juice /red wine/apple cider vinegar/water, and allow simmer while the liquid cooks down. If you want the sauce to thicken up, you can always mince up an apple and put it in there (apples are rich in pectin). If you want a more hearty dish, roast some sweet potatoes in advance and toss them in when you add the liquid. The sweet potatoes add to the sauce. I like to eat it with some eggs, rice, pearl couscous or other delicious starchy-carb.