Gina’s Collard Greens

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Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 3 hours 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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5   bundles collard greens
3 cup salted water
3   large smoked ham hocks
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup salt
3 tablespoon 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.

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WAY too much salt. Please review this recipe. It ruined them.

By chad on January 02, 2013


WAAAAAAAAAY too much sugar

By heather on May 29, 2012


your show always makes me sooooo hungry

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