Southern Collard Greens

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 182.5
  • Total Fat: 15.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.3 mg
  • Sodium: 799.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.8 g
  • Protein: 14.4 g

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Number of Servings: 10


    1 1/2 quarts water
    1 1/2 pounds ham hocks or(turkey parts, fat back,smoked neck bones, mostly any type of seasoning fat will do). I like smoked
    4-5 pounds collard greens, rinsed and
    1/2 pack thick hickory smoked bacon (Fried and drained) keep all drippings for later use.
    2 cans chicken broth
    1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt(optional)
    1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1/4 cup fat from cooked and drained bacon or (vegetable oil)
    garlic to taste
    salt and pepper to taste


1. Place the water and the ham hock in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to very low and simmer covered for 1.5 hours
2. Add the collards, the hot pepper flakes, chicken broth, garlic, and (seasoned salt) to pot. Simmer covered for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the bacon fat or vegetable oil and simmer covered for 30-40 minutes. Keep collards tossed at his point. Most of the juices should be absorbed.

Remember too cook more than a serving of this dish to freeze and have for later.

Serving Size: Makes about 10 1- cup serving

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MISSDRAKE.

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