Cooked Collard Greens With Ham

Cooked Collard Greens With Ham

Try this collard greens recipe that includes pork broth and the option of pigs feet to intensify the taste.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Add ham hocks, pigs’ feet (optional), bacon and garlic to large pot, and cover with 12 cups of water, or enough water to cover pork products.
  2. Step 2

    Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low and let the pork stock simmer for 2 hours. Check occasionally and stir.
  3. Step 3

    After pork stock has cooked 2 hours, carefully remove ham hocks and pigs’ feet to bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Let cool and remove any meat from pork products.
  5. Step 5

    Meanwhile, season pork stock with salt to taste. The amount of salt needed will depend on the saltiness of the pork products used.
  6. Step 6

    Increase the heat to high so stock is boiling.
  7. Step 7

    Drop the collard greens into the boiling stock in bunches, stirring so the greens are wilted until all the greens are in stock.
  8. Step 8

    Reduce heat to low again, and let the greens simmer in the stock for 30 to 45 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Add sugar and reserved meat from ham hocks and pigs’ feet to collard greens.
  10. Step 10

    Season to taste and serve collard greens using a slotted spoon.
  11. Step 11

    Add hot sauce to taste.