My mother in-law wanted to experiment and cook something new, and she choose collards. In return the smallest amount of greens she could buy was 4 bushels… way too much for just two of them, so she decided to give me two stalks of collards–I’m guessing that’s what they would be called… a stalk!?!? My mother in-law has never had them–I on the other hand have. Growing up I would eat them with my next door neighbors every new years day. I love collards and anytime we are out at a southern restaurant (which isn’t that often) I tend to order this southern classic side dish! This is another food that has always intimated me! I went to my local meat market, and after looking around could not locate smoked ham hocks, so I asked one of the butchers and he pointed me too them. I then brought the package back to them and asked him for half the package! After a few minutes he came back with a much smaller package for me, and I was officially one step closer to making greens! This were really not that difficult to make, and tasted as good if not better than the ones I use to eat at my neighbors house! I will definitely be making these again! *On a side note–these are a bit spicy… Next time I might tone down the Tabasco sauce and only use a teaspoon and a half… If you like spicy keep them as is.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours, and 15 minutes
Katie Original Recipe
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