Collard Greens recipe.

Collard Greens recipe.

Ingredients


2 lbs of collard greens

2 lbs of Smoked turkey, ham hocks, bacon or whatever flavoring meat you prefer

2 cups of chicken broth

salt

cajun seasoning

onion

Hot sauce

Directions

  • While you clean the collards, start a seasoned broth for the greens.  I used smoked turkey, chicken broth, a touch of salt, cajun seasoning, garlic,  a whole onion (that I could remove later) and about 6 dashes of hot sauce.  Add enough water to cover the meat, bring to a boil and simmer for about an hour or more.  Add water if it boils down too low.
  • Clean the collards well, getting all the dirt off.  Make sure to cut the stems away from the leaf while cleaning.  Roll them up and slice into 1 inch strips.
  • Add collards to pot, if more then the pot can handle, allow them to wilt, then add more.  Cook them to your liking.  I cook them for 2-3 hours, because I like them soft.  After 1 hour I taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.  If you want a little crunch, only cook for 1 1/2 hours.

This recipe can be halved for less folks (as I did below) or doubled or quadrupled for large crowds like I do on thanksgiving.  Collard greens are a fan favorite, you can never make too much for the holidays.  Enjoy!

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