Recipe courtesy of Delilah's Southern Cafe

Collard Greens

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  • Total: 3 hr
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 2 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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2 whole smoked turkey wings or 2 smoked ham hocks, cracked

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 teaspoon whole black pepper

1 teaspoon hot pepper seeds

3 tablespoons seasoning salt

3 bunches collard greens, or others of your choice

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon black pepper

Vinegar, for serving, optional

Chopped onion, for garnish, optional


  1. Fill a large stockpot 1/3 with water. Add smoked meat and seasoning. Bring water to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until meat falls apart when touched with tongs or fork.
  2. Cut greens into 1/2-inch strips. Wash the greens thoroughly. Add greens to pot, with salt and black pepper. Cook until tender, about 2 1/2 hours.
  3. Hints: Add vinegar at serving time. Add chopped onion, if desired.