Collard Greens

Collard Greens

9 reviews, 4.2 star(s). 44% would make again

Ready in 2 hours 20 minutes

Collard greens cooked with smoked ham hocks.


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 2y 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 3y 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 4y ago

dyjack 4y 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 4y 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 6y ago

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