Spicy southern collard greens

Hot & spicy is how I like my collard greens. A classic “North Carolina” recipe that my grandma made all the time. With Ham hocks to add extra flavor . Add some paprika and red pepper flakes, while the Greens are simmering in chicken stock. This recipe is full of southern, soulful flavor. Serve with some  delicious cornbread.

 Spicy southern collard greens 

PREP: 10 MINS

MINS COOK: 3 HRS

TOTAL TIME: 3 HR 10 MINS

 

 

Ingredients 

4 pounds collard greens, rinsed and trimmed

1 1/2 pounds ham hocks

5 cups chicken stock

1/2 Teaspoon  crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons of sugar
1 cup diced onions
1 Tablespoon of paprika
salt and pepper to taste

 

 
 

 Directions

1.You must wash and soak really good. Last last thing you want is dirty greens.

2.Place chicken stock and the ham hock in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to very low and simmer covered for 30 minutes.

3.Add the collards, paprika,salt, pepper, sugar, red pepper flakes, and onions to the pot. Simmer covered for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

 4.Add the vegetable oil and simmer covered for 30 minutes.

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