Mary Ellen's Collard Greens (Southern Style). 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. Reviews for: Photos of Southern Style Collard Greens. There are many delicious ways to cook collard greens, but this is best-known way to do it in the South—low and slow in a stockpot (or slow cooker) with plenty of bold, smoky ingredients to amp up the flavor of the greens.
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Ingredients of Mary Ellen's Collard Greens (Southern Style)
- You need 5 slice of thick bacon.
- Prepare 1 of medium onion (sliced or minced).
- You need 2 clove of garlic.
- You need 2 tsp of salt.
- You need 1 tsp of pepper.
- It’s 2 bunch of collard greens (i bought mine at Walmart) but any kind of greens can be cooked this way.
- Prepare 2 of large piece of either a hamhock, ham peices, a ham bone, smoked turkey.
- It’s 1/2 cup of broth… i used the broth from hamhocks.
- It’s 2 of red hot peppers or 1 hot pepper. i used a dash of vinegar from my pepper jar.
- It’s 1 dash of baking soda (so they will remain green and to cut down on gas).
- Prepare 1 of **** don't use smoked neckbones because they tend to leave those little bones in the greens.
- You need 1 of *** if they are freshly picked greens it would be a plastic grocery bag packed full.
Southern collard greens, you should know, are one of those recipes that has unlimited variations. Each region, even each cook, has his or her own twist. I love collard greens cooked Southern style, but I've also had a Brazilian version while in Rio a few years ago. Soak them in salt water vinegar solution as shown in video (check the video to see how to do it).
Mary Ellen's Collard Greens (Southern Style) instructions
- Holiday greens!!!!.
- If you have store bought collards wash and go to step#4…..
- Clean the greens by removing any worm holes or brown spots. remove stem because they can be tough. wash the leaves in a sink full of water with 1/4 cup vinegar OR 1/8 cup of salt..
- Lay approximately 5-6 leaves on top of each other and roll tight.. cut the roll every 1-2 inches. cut up all the greens. I'm paranoid so I wash them again in vinegar water twice. this assures that they are clean..
- Clean cut up greens can be frozen in a Ziploc freezer bag for a time when they are not available..
- Fry about 5-6 slices of bacon, I like pepper bacon. it should make enough grease to have grease in the bottom..
- In drippings add onion and garlic. stir for about 2 minutes to release flavors in oil..
- Fill pot with greens.. make sure fire is on medium. as there becomes more room in the pot put more in to wilt. keep the process going until you have added al the greens you wish to cook. keep stirring until all the greens are covered with drippings..
- I have an ELECTRIC pressure cooker… if u have never used one it is a must… it can cook a frozen steak or chicken in less than an hour… it tenderizes tough cuts of meat like a roast or hamhocks in about 45- 60 minutes. they will be fall off the bone tender…and ready to use for beans or greens…
- I put my hamhocks in the pressure cooker for 45 minutes with enough water to cover the hamhock 1/2 way with onion, salt, pepper. if u don't use a pressure cooker then boil the hamhock in a covered pot for 1 1/2 hr with a splash of vinegar in a pot. the vinegar will help it tenderize..
- Add about 1/8 cup of vinegar per pot of greens..
- Add a dash of baking soda to cut gas and keep green….
- I use about 1/4 cup of the broth and lay the hamhock and whole hot pepper laid on top. turn fire down to Med low and let them cook for 45 Minutes..
- Save the broth from hamhock to season canned or frozen veggies. I will put a recipe on my profile to season veggies that are canned or frozen..
Southern Collard Greens, a delicious Southern dish served in most households all year long, especially around the holidays. Today I have for you my recipe for Southern Collard Greens. I made these the for the first time about seven years ago and have been making this exact collard green. Collard greens with ham hock or bacon, chopped onions, and red pepper. An easy recipe for southern style collard greens.