Southern Collard Greens


Southern Collard Greens
Author: Cibola Farms Kitchen
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  • 1 Pound of fresh Collard Greens, washed well and chopped.
  • 1 -2 Ham Hocks cut into pieces.
  • 1 Medium Onion, chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Texas Pete Hot Sauce
  • 3 strips of bacon, diced
  • 3 quarts water
  1. Wash the collard greens thoroughly. Remove and discard any stem pieces.
  2. Heat a pan with the bacon pieces and render the bacon fat. As the fat is nearly fully rendered, add the onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for one minute.
  3. Place chopped collard greens into the pan in batches and keep working it around until it wilts down and all of the greens are in the pan and mostly wilted.
  4. Add ham hock pieces, including bones. Add water, salt, sugar, pepper and hot sauce and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30-45 minutes. Remove the bones and any chunks of meat. Let cool and pick / chop meat. Add meat back to pot.