True Southern Collard Greens

Recipe by ShoeDiva
READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Since Collard Greens are VERY SANDY you must cut of the ends and rinse 3-4 TIMES.
  • Stack leaves on top of each other about 15 roll up then cut.
  • Cut up salt pork into strips and fry in a pan -- Do not add any OIL or GREASE it will make it's own.
  • If your using the smoked turkey, just add to the pot with 1/2 cup of water.
  • Smash garlic with knife (do not chop up).
  • Add water, red pepper, smashed garlic, onion & garlic powder and black pepper (add the SALT if your using the smoked turkey & add the smoked turkey) to large pot; bring to a boil.
  • Add collard greens to pot (water level should be very low--DON'T ADD ANY MORE!).
  • Bring back to a boil add salt pork and the grease it made into the pot.
  • BE CAREFUL OIL WILL POP WHEN IT HITS THE WATER.
  • Stir & cover and bring to very low heat.
  • Cook greens for about 1 hour stirring occasionally, then add sugar/Splenda.
  • Cook for another 30 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Now you have TRUE Southern Collard Greens.
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