Collard Greens

This home recipe came from a long-time childhood friend, Anita Spencer. These have to be the best collard greens I have ever tasted. It's a keeper in my home.

1 or 2 bundles of collards
1 box of chicken broth
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp baking soda
Smoked ham or fresh pork

Cut leaves down both sides of the stem, stem can be bitter. Wash good, soaking is better. Add broth, sugar, baking soda to a large pot. Add collards. After they become wilted add ham or fresh pork for extra flavor. Cook 30 minutes to an hour. Depends on how tender you like your veggies.




Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Sounds delicious. My friend gave me a bunch of collards yesterday and when I saw your post at Keeping It Real I had to check it out! Hmm I'm going to try it this afternoon. #Keepingitreal

Sandra Lee said...

We haven't had collards in a long time. Lately we've been on a turnip green kick but it's time to go back to collards for a while. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.

Teresa B said...

It does sound wonderful. I love collards. Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

Miz Helen said...

We grow Collards in our garden and this will be a great recipe to try.Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday for the party this week. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

Jenny said...

This looks like a delicious and classic recipe! I can't wait until fresh greens are available here at the farmers market! Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

ChirpyDebs said...

Hi Linda, I can see why this recipe is a keeper, it sounds good. Collard greens aren't something we get here, but maybe it would work well with savoy or spinach?

Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal.


Amy (Savory Moments) said...

These collard greens look delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Frenzy!

Colleen said...

I can never get enough collards! They are probably one of my favorite vegetables! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy!!!

Ann @ Live The Old Way said...

Collards are definitely a favorite here! I always cut the stem out too, some people don't and it can really make a huge difference. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Homestead Blog Hop!

The Charm of Home said...

I eat collards. They are fantastic in the Instant Pot! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!