Down Home – Southern Style Collard Greens

Down Home – Southern Style Collard Greens

By Terry Fitts

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4 Bushels of collard greens


2 slices of thick bacon 

2 ham hocks 

1 onion 

2 two chicken bouillon cubes

salt and pepper



Soak 4 bushels of collard greens in hot water (out of the faucet) for 45 minute with approximately 1½ tablespoons of table salt sprinkled over the leaves.

Rinse – And re-soak in hot water (with another 1 ½ tablespoon of salt) for another 15 minutes.

Rinse Again – and re-soak for the third time in hot water (with another 11/2 tablespoons of salt) for approximately 30 minutes so your Collard Greens will be good and clean.



Use a 5-quart pot.

Cut up 2 slices of thick bacon and 2 ham hocks. Put them into 12 cups of boiling water.

Add 1 sliced onion.

Add two chicken bouillon cubes.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Let it boil until leaves are tender. (Approximately 3 hours)


Then serve the best Collard Greens you have ever tasted!

There are 7 comments for this article
  1. Megan Izykowski at 2:12 pm

    Does she have a recipe for fresh beet? Maybe friend brought us two huge organically grown beets and I’ve never cooked or pickled one !

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