Lucky Collard Greens

Photo by Zachary Dailey, Dailey Life Photography
Servings: 6


1 large bunch collard greens

1 smoked turkey leg or ham hock

2 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 tablespoon bacon grease

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 cup finely chopped onion


Remove stems and chop greens into 1-inch strips. 

Add greens to empty clean sink and wash them thoroughly with cold water, removing all grit, sand and debris until water becomes clear. 

Add turkey leg (or ham hock) to a large pot along with enough water to fully submerge and cover with a lid. 

Cook over medium-high heat for about 45 minutes or until it is near being tender.

Once the meat is almost tender, add greens and about 4 to 5 additional cups of water – enough to just barely cover the greens in the pot. 

Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and cook while covered for at least 2 hours or until completely tender. Most of the water should have evaporated by this point

Bring some luck to your new year with these delicious Southern-style collard greens. – Chef Rose


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