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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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (786g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 586 (43%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 65.1g||87 %|
|Saturated Fat 21.8g||109 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 31.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 7.9g|
|Cholesterol 454.7mg||140 %|
|Sodium 8178.3mg||282 %|
|Potassium 3026.4mg||80 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 2.4g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 2.4g|
|Protein 174.8g||250 %|
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Calories per serving: 1348
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danadaneDETDARKSIDECan I clean them a week before thanksgiving3y ago
MssanaaI use smoked turkey instead of ham hocks and also add kale and turnip greens. I serve them with chopped onions (green & white) and chopped tomatoes4y ago
GrammiekellzI 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.4y ago
Sunshine39I 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.5y ago
weckleTo 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.]7y ago