Southern Collard Greens

1 bunch of collard greens
2 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
1 large onion, peeled & sliced
2-3 cloves of garlic, smashed
1 smoked turkey leg or ham hock
chicken stock (or 1/2 tsp. of chicken bouillon (cube) + hot water)


1. Lop-off the stalks from the collard greens and discard then place the leafy greens in a your sink and fill with water. Allow to soak for a few minutes then drain. Repeat until sand/grit is removed.

2. Now add the olive oil/butter into a large pot and add the onions, garlic, smoked meat sweat for 6-7 minutes. Slice/chop your collards and add into the pot and cover. The steam will render the water in the collards and after about 5 minutes, stir and cover and steam for another 5 minutes. Now add enough stock (or water plus seasoning) to just cover the collard greens and simmer on medium heat with the lid ajar for about 30-40 minutes or until fork tender. Remove the smoked meat and cut up and stir-in. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and serve as a side with your fried chicken along with some mac & cheese and biscuits.


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