Gina's Collard Greens Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 180 MINUTES

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  • 5 bundles collard greens
  • 3 cups water, salted
  • 3 large smoked ham hocks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 3 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes


Thoroughly wash collards, be sure to pull leaves apart and remove any sand. In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of salted water to a simmer. Place smoked ham hocks in salted water and cover. Cook ham hocks until slightly tender and remove from pan. In the same saucepan, add collard greens and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook greens for 2 1/2 to 3 hours until water reduces, add more water and additional salt and sugar, to taste.

Gina's Collard Greens


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