Fresh Country Collard Greens
1 bunchfresh collard greens
1 pkgcountry ham slices, cut into small pieces or 1 to 2 ham hocks
3 Tbspbacon grease
2 tspsalt or to taste
1/2 to 1 tspsugar
·water to cover
How to Make Fresh Country Collard Greens
- Remove collard greens from stalk and then remove the stems from the leaves. Roll leaves up and slice into strips. Wash thoroughly, taking care to remove any sand or grit.
- Place in large stock pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until greens have cooked down and turned a bright green color.
- Place collard greens in colander and drain well. Rinse one more time with cool water. Place collards and seasonings into a crock pot and cook on high for about 2 hours and then reduce heat to low and continue to cook for about three more hours or until greens are tender and meat is cooked. Enjoy with fresh hot cornbread or muffins.