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Collard Greens

Updated June 15, 2017
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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

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 4 hours

One Pot MealYes

OccasionBuffet, Buffet Meal, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get Together

Recipe CourseSide Dish, Vegetable

Five Ingredients or LessYes

MealDinner

Taste and TextureSalty, Savory, Smoky

Type of DishVegetable

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds collard greens, stalks removed
  • Ham hock with reserved ham skin
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt and freshly milled pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash, drain, and chop the greens, set aside. 

  2. 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. 

  3. Drain the “likker” and serve it with the greens and spooned over corn bread.

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