Editor's Note: Every home cook should have a collard greens recipe up their sleeves! This recipe for the delicious side dish, a favorite of the South, is easy to make. In this four-ingredient recipe, a ham hock and collard greens combine to form a side dish that is tasty as can be. Although the ingredients must simmer for two hours, don't despair; that is plenty of time to get caught up on household chores. This collard greens recipe can be served with any of your favorite Southern recipes for a truly delightful meal the entire family will love.
Serves8 to 10
Total Timeunder 4 hours
One Pot MealYes
OccasionBuffet, Buffet Meal, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get Together
Recipe CourseSide Dish, Vegetable
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and TextureSalty, Savory, Smoky
Type of DishVegetable
- 3 pounds collard greens, stalks removed
- Ham hock with reserved ham skin
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Salt and freshly milled pepper
Wash, drain, and chop the greens, set aside.
Place the ham hock and skin in a large kettle, and add about 3 quarts cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer over moderate heat for 30 minutes. Add the greens and sugar and simmer for 2 hours.
Drain the “likker” and serve it with the greens and spooned over corn bread.