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Fresh Collard Greens
Savory fresh collard greens cooked with smoked pork ham hocks are filling and delicious! This popular southern side dish is usually served with crusty cornbread. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine southern
Keyword
collards, greens

Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine southern
Keyword collards, greens
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut stalks off end of each bunch. Discard. Thoroughly wash leaves in a clean sink filled with warm salt water. Drain water. Thoroughly rinse in clear warm water. Repeat. This will remove debris, pesticide, and microscopic bugs from each leaf.
  2. Stack 5 leaves together. Roll lengthwise. Cut vertically and horizontally into bite-sized pieces. Repeat until all leaves are cut. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, add ham hock (or preferred meat). Add bacon drippings OR olive oil, sugar (if using), 3 tablespoons of Liquid Smoke, and collards. Cover with water. Simmer over medium-low heat for 45 minutes OR until desired tenderness. WHEN the water drops below greens, cover with hot water. Continue cooking.
  4. Season with preferred amount of salt and ground black pepper. Add remaining 3 tablespoons of Liquid Smoke. Mix well. Simmer 10 more minutes.
  5. Serve warm or hot with a dash of pepper sauce (optional).
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