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Deep South Collard Greens



 

Deep South Collard Greens

This is a recipe I used at my small town reunion.  I love cooking for get togethers such as this. It is the reason i love food it the first place. Food brings people together.  These collard greens are part of that heritage. Try this recipe for collard greens everywhere people gather.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: vegetable
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 6 lbs collards with all large stems removed about 4 bunches
  • 4 lbs smoked ham hocks
  • 8 cups chicken stock unsalted
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease

Instructions

  • Remove all large stems and cut collards into 1"x 2" striips.
  • Rinse the sand from collards.
  • In a large stock pot, under medium heat, add the bacon grease, onions and garlic.
  • Cooke until onions start to caramelize and garlic is fragrant.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to the stock pot.
  • Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for about 2 hours until the greens are tender.

Notes

For more heat add more pepper flakes or pepper sauce.

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