Southern Collard Greens

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Southern Collard Greens
Thu, 01-08-2009 - 9:14am

Southern Collard Greens

Submitted by: Tina V. Hare
Rated: 4 out of 5 by 34 members
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 3 Hours Ready In: 3 Hours 10 Minutes
Yields: 6 servings

"Leafy collard greens take a long, slow simmer in a ham hock bath, with flakes of hot pepper tossed in for kicks. Some folks like to shred the ham hock meat into the greens before serving up in bowls."


1 1/2 quarts water

1 1/2 pounds ham hocks

4 pounds collard greens, rinsed

and trimmed

1/2 teaspoon crushed red

pepper flakes (optional)

1/4 cup vegetable oil

salt and pepper to taste


Place the water and the ham hock in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to very low and simmer covered for 30 minutes.

Add the collards and the hot pepper flakes the pot. Simmer covered for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Add the vegetable oil and simmer covered for 30 minutes.


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