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" How to prepare and cook collard greens and hamhocks"

Updated on September 16, 2009

"How to prepare and cook collard greens and hamhocks"

Collard greens, all we need is the corn bread to get started.
Collard greens, all we need is the corn bread to get started.

"How to prepare and cook collard green and hamhocks"

Ingredients:

4 buunches collard greens

2 hamhock or smoke turkey

6 cups water

1/2 tsp.salt

1 Tbs.canola

4 clove sliced

2 pickled jalapena sliced

2 tsp. sugar

2 pinches baking soda

Direction to Prepare:

Put 6 cups water,oil, salt in large pot on medium heat,rinse or wash meat and put in pot. cook meat for 1 hour before you put greens in.

To prepare greens:

Cut off all long stems on green unless you want them in there, then search green leaves for dirt, grass and insects.  then stack each green leaf together until you get a stack, then cut them into smaller pieces with the knife. keep doping this precedure until all of the  green are finished. Then put greens into the clean kitchen sink and wash them four times.

Add: greens to pot with hamhocks or smoked meat that's been cooking for 1 hour. let cook 35 minutes then add sugar, baking soda,garlic and jalapena peppers to the pot and let cook for about 45 minutes or until green are tender and the meat is about to fall off bones. What a treat with  hot water, or buttermilk cornbread.

Benny Faye Douglass

 

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for your visit, and comment, now you can go and cook up you a pot full. God bless you. creativeone59

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      lornadarden 6 years ago from Illinois

      Man! I love collard greens and hamhocks, they are soooo good! Nice hub.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      They are good, try it, you might like it. Thank you for your comment and feedback. creativeone59

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      Juliet Christie Murray 7 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

      Sounds very good ,like the turkey substutute.I do not know collard greens but I heard it is almost similiar to our Jamaican calaloo

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      I'm glad I'm hitting home for you, I'm originally from Louisiana so I cook soul food. that's what I know best. I do eat meat but not pork that why I said smoke turkey. but I'm glad you're happy of the out come. creative59one

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Oh wow! Even though I was born here in NYC - my parents are from NC and I enjoyed the best fresh healthy Southern soul food. Including collards with hamhocks.

      You know what my all time favorite food in the whole world is? It's a collard green sandwich with a bit of hot sauce.

      I no longer eat meat but fresh garlic and other seasonings work.

      All we need now is potato salad.

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