Dirty South Greens - CollardsFrom possumqueen 8 years ago
- 1 Large bunch of collard greens, cleaned and cut, stems removed shopping list
- 2 lbs package smoke pork neck bones - find a pkg with a good amount of meat on the bones shopping list
- 6 - 8 Cups water shopping list
- ham bullion to taste (I use 2- 3 cubes of Knorr ham Bullion) shopping list
- season salt to taste shopping list
- pepper to taste shopping list
- 2 Tbsp sugar shopping list
- 2 Tbsp pepper vinegar juice (I use the brine from a jar of slice jalapeños) shopping list
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup (optional) shopping list
How to make it
- Put 2 - 3 cups of water in stock pot over high heat. Add ham hock, neck bones, or ham bone. Bring to boil, turn heat down to medium and simmer for about 15 - 30 minutes.
- While stock is simmering cut the coarse stems from the collards and discard. Stack a dozen or so collard leaves at a time, and roll them tightly, jelly-roll fashion. Place on a cutting board, and using a sharp knife cut each roll crosswise into 1/2-inch strips. Continue rolling and this way until all of the greens are cut. Wash the greens at least 4 or 5 times in a large pan of cold water and salt, swishing to remove any sand or grit. Drain and place in crock pot.
- When stock is done add ham bullion, salt, pepper, sugar, syrup, remaining water, and vinegar. Cook on high until greens are tender, not mushy. Add water if necessary. I like to keep my crock pot at least ½ full of pot liquor or green stock.
- I usually cook my greens overnight. It takes about a good 8 - 10 hours in a crockpot .
- Serve over bed of salted rice.
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Yes indeed Awesome, making these for the New Year. Great Post.henrie in Savannah loved it
A pot of collard greens is a pot of wonderful comfort..gives hope and blessed assurance to any southern soul!! :) This is a good, good recipe! Nothing like those smoked pork neck bones!rosemaryblue in CollegeTown loved it
Great recipe....I do something similar, but I've never sweetened the water....great idea! Most folks don't realize that "boilin' down" the ham hocks or neckbones before adding the veggies (greens, beans, whatever) improves the flavor.
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