So I was not raised in the south, but I love all the greens. I have not had much experience growing Collards. So I spent all summer trying to harvest this cabbage???? But I let it go. Look at it now, it is not cabbage but collards and after our warm winter it is perfect!!
I am cooking a great recipe for collards. Since I had chicken wings from my Sunday afternoon chicken and some reserved Ham Hocks,I have made some green collards for dinner. This is an adaption from a recipe from Paula Dean.
I put 1/2 lb ham hocks and bone and scrapes from my chicken on Sunday. wings.
1tablespoon seasoned salt
1tablespoon hot red pepper sauce
1 large bunch chopped collard greens
In a large pot I brought 2 quarts chicken broth and 1 quart water to a broil and added the meat, seasoned salt and coarse salt and pepper and hot sauce. 1 Tablespoon of each seasoning. Reduce the heat to medium and let it cook for an hour. Add the sliced prepared fresh collard greens and cook for an hour.
Stirring occasionally and season at the end.