Poke Recipe for Basic Preparation

Use this Poke Recipe when preparing the wild green.


| March/April 2014


More of Annie’s wild edible plant recipes:
Take the Family Foraging for Wild Edible Plants

Poke Recipe for Basic Preparation

Yields about 1 cup cooked greens.

10 cups raw poke
8 to 10 cups young poke leaves and stems of plants, up to 8 inches tall. (DO NOT eat root or berries; both are toxic.)
1 medium pot rapidly boiling water – to cook in
1 large pot rapidly boiling water – for additional boiling water

Boil poke in medium pot of boiling water for 1 minute over high heat. Drain.

Return poke to medium pot, and add boiling water from large pot and boil for 1 additional minute.

Drain and change water again; cover with boiling water from large pot, and boil 15 minutes.





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