Happy New Year 2012, Made this recipe today. Excellent, made a few changes. After removing the stems and washing the greens under cold running water, I put them in the freezer, to act as a frost, for about three hours and let them thaw over night in the fridge.
used one onion a rib of cut up celery and two garlic cloves. Sauted about three minutes. Put a crock pot liner in the pot to save a lot of clean up. used one can of chicken broth with two cans of water. The reason for putting the greens in the freezer was to sweeten them up. used no sugar, salt, pepper or bacon. After cooking for six hours we did use just a splash of vinegar. The ham hock was used to season, However my friend and I could not deal with the salty taste and the hock was tossed. Thanks for the recipe.