Recipe courtesy of DeeDee Darden

Collard Greens

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 ham hock

3 pounds collard greens, leaves torn and stems chopped

1 cup ham drippings combined with 1 gallon water

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Serving suggestion: baked Virginia Ham or Danish Ham, drippings reserved


  1. Combine the ham hocks and collard greens in a large pot. Add the water, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook the greens gently until they are very tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Serve the greens accompanied by slices of baked ham.