Collard Greens

Southern Style Collard Greens with Salt Pork

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6-8 bunches of collard greens

2-3 smoked ham hocks

Garlic powder to taste

Seasoned salt to taste

Add ham hocks to large pot and fill with water. Cook on medium heat for 2 to 3 hours, until meat is very tender. Meat is done when it begins to fall off the bone. (Add water if necessary.)

While the ham hocks are cooking, clean and cut the greens. Greens should be rinsed several times in cold water to remove dirt or sand. Using a cutting board and knife, stack several leaves on top of each other, roll together and cut leaves into one-inch strips.

When your ham hocks are done, add the greens, garlic and seasoned salt to the same pot. Boil on low heat for 1-2 hours until greens are tender. Stir your greens often to distribute the ham hock and increase the flavor. About halfway through cooking taste test your greens and add more seasoning if necessary.

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