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tdaddy's southern slow cooked collard greens

Recipe by
terry edwards
miramar beach, FL

Great with your favorite pork dish.

yield 6 -8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tdaddy's southern slow cooked collard greens

  • 2 bunch
    collard greens
  • 2 md
    smoked ham hocks
  • 1 lg
    white/yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 clove
  • 2 lg
    bay leaves
  • 1 md
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 qt
    chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp
    honey or molasses
  • salt and black pepper

How To Make tdaddy's southern slow cooked collard greens

  • 1
    Thoroughly wash the greens to remove any dirt/sand/silt. You may also use 2 -16oz bags of pre-packaged collard greens. Remove all stems and rough chop the leaves.
  • 2
    Preheat a large cook pot over medium heat and add the oil. Chop the onion, garlic, and carrot and add to the pot. Now add the bay leaves and smoked ham hocks. Stir together and cook 8 to 10 minutes until the onion is soft.
  • 3
    Add the collard greens, broth, vinegar, and honey. Pack the greens and turn until they are wilted. Bring to a boil and stir to turn the greens .
  • 4
    Reduce the heat and cover the pot and cook for approximately 50 minutes. Taste the liquid and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover again and cook for approximately 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Pull any loose meat from the ham hocks and stir into the greens. Remove the bay leaves and you are ready to serve.
  • 6
    It is best to serve in bowls with an ample amount of the juice. Enjoy.

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