Braised Collard Greens

Braised Collard Greens

by Warren Fowler 1 year ago
4.7 (10)
1 hour
581.6 kcal
13.3 g carbs
Description

My Grandma Ollie-Belle made the best 'greens.' This recipe is as close to hers as I could come. The 'pot-liquor' is the key to great greens!! Serve with fresh green onions and black-eyed peas with rice.

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds collard greens - rinsed, stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds fresh ham hocks
  • ½ pound salt pork
  • 3 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
Directions
  1. 1. Place ham hocks, salt pork, onion, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, and sugar in a large pot with the chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for 30 minutes.
  2. 2. Stir collard greens into the pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, and cook for 30 minutes, or until greens are tender. Season with red wine vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 8 servings
calories: 581.6 kcal
carbohydrates: 13.3 g
protein: 24.7 g
saturated fat: 17 g
cholesterol: 102.6 mg
sodium: 1657.3 mg
fiber: 4.6 g
sugar: 5.3 g