Southern Collard Greens Recipe
- 1 1/2 quarts water
- 1 1/2 pounds ham hocks
- 4 pounds collard greens, rinsed and trimmed
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- salt and pepper to taste
step 1: Place the water and the ham hock in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to very low and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
step 2: Add the collards and the hot pepper flakes the pot. Simmer covered for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
step 3: Add the vegetable oil and simmer covered for 30 minutes.