Southern Style Collard Greens

  • 1 large Ham Hock or Country Ham Cooking Pieces. You can also use a smoked turkey leg if you have one frozen from your Christmas dinner.
  • 1 large bunch of Collard Greens
  • 1 tbs Salt
  • 1 tsp cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Bacon Grease
  • 3 tbs Butter
  • 1 pinch of Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • 8 cups of chicken stock
  • 4 cups of water


Wash collards, remove leaves and chop.
In a large pot heat the bacon grease and butter until melted.
Add the ham hock or seasoning meat of your choice.
Add Β collards, chicken stock and water. Add the seasonings. Cook for 2 hours or until desired tenderness.
“Potlikker, the vitamin-rich broth left over from slow stewing a pot of greens with smoked pork, is liquid gold in the American South. My mom used to drink it from a tea cup with the same attention I might sip a glass of fine Barolo.” ….”Potlikker heals … I’m sure of it. In fact, it’s probably the next bone broth!”~ Chef Vivian Howard

See it at:
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Meal Plan Monday
Full Plate Thursday

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  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    December 19, 2016 at 3:17 am

    We grow Collard in our garden and there isnt anything better than a fresh pot of collards! Hope you have a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    The Colonel
    December 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    We grow Collard in our garden and there noththing better than a fresh collards greens! I cook mine similar to this recipe but I add 12 oz of beer before cooking.

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