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southern collard greens my way

Recipe by
Teresa Horn
Memphis, TN

Collard greens or any other greens is a staple in the Southern cuisine. There are so many wonderful ways to cook them. So high in many vitamins and minerals let alone healthy in fiber. This is my recipe for cooking them and can also be adapted for turnip and mustard greens as well. Hope you enjoy cause we love them as well. ;)

yield 5 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern collard greens my way

  • 3 lb
    collard greens, cleaned and then torn by hand into pieces
  • 1 lg
    onion, (red or yellow), cut in half and thin sliced
  • 1 lg
    smoked hamhock
  • 2 Tbsp
    liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp
    sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 3 c
  • 2 c
    chicken broth
  • frank's or louisiana hot sauce to serve with

How To Make southern collard greens my way

  • 1
    Cut off and discard the tough stems and discolored leaves from the greens. Wash them thoroughly to make sure all sand and dirt have been removed. I have noticed already bagged collards in the stores so if you desire you can take that option as well.
  • 2
    In a stock pot add the liquids, seasonings, hamhock and stir very well. Add the sliced onions and then the collards. Stirring well once more. You can adjust the water amount in case the greens are not covered enough.
  • 3
    Cook on medium heat and cover pot with a lid. Cook till the greens are soft and the hamhock is falling apart. Stir occasionally making sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot.
  • 4
    Once they are finished cooking you can take out the hamhock carefully and pull the meat off of the bones and add it back in to the pot.
  • 5
    Hope you enjoy this recipe. I also serve cornbread with it along with the hot sauce. ;)