Thursday, April 10, 2008

Collard Greens

Collard Greens
From: swampbear

1 or 2 bunches of collard greens
A ham hock or three, ham bone, or some good sized chunks of ham
1 tablespoon of sugar (or a little less if you prefer)*

Clean collard greens thoroughly. Or, you can buy prewashed greens sometimes, just give 'em a good rinse to make sure. Tear the greens into pieces. In a large pot, place two quarts of water (you can add more if needed), the hock, bone or chunks, and the sugar. Let come to a near boil. Then add collard greens. They'll wilt in the hot water, believe me. Let them cook until tender, usually about an hour will do it.

* A lot of people say collard greens are kinda bitter. The sugar will cut the bitter taste, so it's good to add it.

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