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
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.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.