Southern as You Can Get Collard Greens

Southern as You Can Get Collard Greens


"This is as Southern as you can get."


1 h 15 m servings 165 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 12.7 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 551 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the collard greens and ham hocks in a large pot. Mix in the chicken broth, water, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 hour.
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I made these with Thanksgiving dinner because my husband loves his fathers soul food but especially his collard greens. I thought I would try to give him a little touch of his father who was no...

This is an excellent recipe I have been doing it for years. The only thing I do differently is add about 1 TBSP honey, or syrup or even brown sugar. This gets rid of all bitterness from the gr...

I'm not a Southerner but I love me some greens. This is a great recipe for collards. none of the recipes I've seen on this site stress the neeed to wash the greens throughly. It takes a while an...

Perfect. To reduce the smell of the collards while they cook, add one pecan (shelled). Seriously, it helps.

I love greens and was dying to make my own. This recipe was great. The only thing I did differently was boiling the ham hocks for a while before adding the greens. I was very satisfied with the ...

I have been trying to duplicate the collard greens I had at a friend's house a long time ago without much success. This recipe did it! I added a heaping tablespoon of sugar to the recipe to pr...

I've always had the worst time making greens. However, this one came out amazin'! I cooked the ham hocks in the liquid for half an hour prior to adding the greens. I also added 1 tablespoon of s...

These were great! I used smoked turky necks, since I don't eat pork. I also used 1/2 broth and 1/2 water. They were flavored well. I fixed some cornbread and ate them with it....SO GOOD!

THESE ARE THE BEST collard greens I have ever had! I am not a true southern since my mom is from New York and my dad from Minnesota, so after marrying a Georgia boy and living in South Carolina,...