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Southern Style Collard Greens

According to Southern folklore, consuming this nutritious, cool-season vegetable will bring luck, as well as financial rewards during the year.

Want more riches in the New Year? Try eating collard greens this New Year’s Day.

According to Southern folklore, anyone who consumes this nutritious, cool-season vegetable will be lucky, as well as reap in financial rewards during the year.


1 pound fresh collard greens
4 smoked ham hocks
Crushed red pepper
Hot sauce
Salt and pepper

Cut and wash collard greens. Place in large pot with ham hocks and crushed red pepper. Add enough water to cover. Simmer over medium heat approximately two hours until greens are tender. Remove from heat and add salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste. Serves 4. Serve with cornbread and black-eyed peas.

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Your recipe calls for ham hocks; however, the picture shows salt pork. How much salt pork should be used for 1 pound of greens?

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