Southern as You Can Get Collard Greens

Southern as You Can Get Collard Greens


"This is as Southern as you can get."

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} 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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T. Nesbit

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 not able to be with us for Thanksgiving. He commented that these were better than his fathers. Kootos to SouthernGirl3! The only thing I did different was put the liquid in a crock pot on low the night before with the ham hock. It made the meat so tender and you really get a lot of extra flavoring. Other than that, my recommendation is to make extra because they were so good.

Rhonda Brock Fuller

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 greens. Everyone I have cooked them for loves them even the ones who say they don't eat collards.


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 and is the worst part of making them but very necessary.I also add somecoarsely chopped onion and red pepper flakes. Serve with hot sauce and cornbread, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm gooood!