My Southern Collard Greens. At the last five mins I also added kale. Those greens went great with my candi yams, oven fried chicken, fresh steamed corn on the cob and hot water cornbread. Yes I am a southern that love good food.
Southern-style collard greens simmered with ham hock just like mama used to make is a tasty side dish and will bring you good luck in the New Year. Southern-style collard greens simmered with ham hock just like mama used to make is a tasty side dish and will bring you good luck in the New Year. Southern-style collard greens recipes are all about the broth. You can have My Southern Collard Greens using 10 ingredients and 3 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of My Southern Collard Greens
- It’s 1 lb of Fresh or canned collard greens.
- It’s 4 slices of bacon.
- It’s 2 tbsp of oil.
- It’s 1 of medium yellow onion (chopped).
- It’s 4 of garlic cloves (minced).
- It’s 1-2 cups of chicken broth or 2 tbsp chicken soup base.
- Prepare 1 1/2 tsp of brown sugar.
- It’s Pinch of salt (optional).
- You need to taste of Black pepper.
- It’s 1 tsp of butter.
To make this vegetarian version nice and hearty, I fortify (unsalted or low-sodium) store-bought vegetable stock with a charred onion to add depth and just a hint of smokiness. That along with a few spices really works wonders to give the collard green potlikker the depth it requires. After you stir the greens together with the onions and garlic, add in the chicken broth, brown sugar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. WHY SOUTHERN COLLARD GREENS ARE THE BEST COLLARD GREENS In my opinion, traditional southern collard greens are the most popular rendition of this dish.
My Southern Collard Greens instructions
- Cook the bacon on medium heat until it begins to crisp up. Once it does, remove it from the skillet and chop into bite-sized pieces..
- Add olive oil and onion, fry it for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently until softened. Afterwards add the garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds before adding in the collard greens..
- After you stir the greens together with the onions and garlic, add in the chicken broth or soup base, brown sugar, salt, pepper and stir well, reduce heat to low and simmer for 90 minutes until the collard greens are tender. Ya'll they're so good. You'll end up eating the whole pan like I do.😎.
The aroma of collard greens cooking on the stove fills your home with the wonderful smells of classic southern cuisine. Every bite is a true comfort to your soul. Leafy collard greens take a long, slow simmer in a ham hock bath, with flakes of hot pepper tossed in for kicks. Some folks like to shred the ham hock meat into the greens before serving up in bowls. Southern collard greens may look difficult to make but rest assured this recipe will make you look like you've been making them your whole life.