pot likker


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Noun1.pot likker - the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked
broth, stock - liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces; "she made gravy with a base of beef stock"
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For most African Americans, greens have a content beyond B vitamins and iron: "greens are undeniably one of the United States' best known African inspired foods"; they "go into the pot boiling on the back of the stove in a traditional Black American household."(45) Unsurprisingly, the Dardens present their readers with three headings under greens: Mixed Greens, Collard Greens, and "Pot Likker." Noting that their father "eats greens every day, so he always makes them in quantity and reheats them during the week" (p.
That the practice is fading I surmise from the few student hands raised in response to my query "Do you know what pot likker is?" I, on the other hand, having lived with a grandmother who was raised in part in a southern Black community, was frequently admonished to drink my pot likker.
This is a real old-time way to cook greens and is properly served with the nutrient-rich "pot likker," hot sauce, and cider vinegar on the side.