Sunday Best Collards Recipe

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"Sunday Best" Collards

Sherard Lewis


This recipe came from a coworker a few years back. It may not be the healthiest method but they are surely good.

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20 Min


1 Hr 30 Min


Stove Top


5-7 lbs
winter collards (use after first frost)
2-3 small
corned pig tails
1 c
leftover fried chicken grease
2-3 tsp
red pepper flakes

Directions Step-By-Step

Clean collards by removing tough stems. Wash thoroughly to remove any bugs or sand grit in the collards. Tear in pieces. Rinse corned pig tails well. Add to a large pot of boiling water and return to a boil. Once water has boiled add the collards and return to a boil (you may have to repeat this several times to get all the collards in the pot). Add fried chicken grease and red pepper flakes; cook until collards are tender. This usually takes 1-1/2 hours. During the last 15 minutes of cooking time you may add Cornbread Dumplings if desired (recipe to follow).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern