Collard Greens

Collard Greens

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Collard greens cooked with smoked ham hocks.

"I use smoked turkey instead of ham hocks and also add kale and turnip greens. I serve them with chopped onions (green & white) and chopped tomatoes"


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3 bunches fresh collard greens; washed and chopped
2 smoked ham hocks; or 1 smoked turkey leg or wing
2 teaspoons Kosher salt

Original recipe makes 8



In a large 6 quart pot, cook the smoked meat in 6 cups of water for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until fall off the bone tender. This step may be done up to 2 days in advance. Pick the meat off the bones and return the meat only, to the cooking water.

Meanwhile, remove the rib from each leaf and stack 8 to 10 leaves on top of each other. Roll each stack into the shape of a cigar and slice into 1 inch strips.

Add the collard greens and salt to the pot and continue cooking for 30 minutes longer, until the greens are tender.

Drain and serve as a side dish with any Southern or barbecued food.


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Collard Greens with smoked ham hocks

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Can I clean them a week before thanksgiving
danadaneDETDARKSIDE 1 year ago

sarahbaker2 2 years ago

I use smoked turkey instead of ham hocks and also add kale and turnip greens. I serve them with chopped onions (green & white) and chopped tomatoes
Mssanaa 2 years ago

shontiluv 3 years ago

candacieyray 3 years ago

I always cook mine with a ham shank, salt, pepper, chopped green onions and a couple drops of Tabasco sauce. Using Ham shank instead of hocks cuts down the amount of residual grease in the water, which can remain on the greens.
Grammiekellz 3 years ago

dyjack 3 years ago

I usually make Turnip or mustard greens. These were delicious. I had to put my two cents in so I decided to add some paprika and garlic salt.
Sunshine39 3 years ago

To prepare a vegetarian dish, omit the smoked ham hocks. A barbecue sauce or hot sauce may also be used for flavoring. [I posted this recipe.]
weckle 6 years ago

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