*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                               Collard Greens
 
 Recipe By     : Sylvia Woods
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :1:20
 Categories    : Soul Food                        Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      each          smoked ham hocks
    4      cups          water
    2      pounds        collard greens
    1      tablespoon    salt
    1 1/2  teaspoons     crushed red pepper -- flakes
    1      tablespoon    sugar
      1/4  cup           bacon drippings
 
 1)  Put the pork skin and bone (smoked ham hocks) into a 5 quart pot with
 the water.  Heat to boiling, then reduce to a simmer.  Cover the pot and
 simmer for 45 minutes.  Skim the foam from the broth once or twice.
 
 2)  Meanwhile, prepare the collards: Cut away the very thick part of stems.
 Wash the collard greens thoroughly - They can be very gritty. Drain them by
 shaking off any excess water and chop them into small pieces.  Stir the
 collard greens into the pot and add the salt, red pepper, and sugar. Drizzle
 all with the bacon drippings.  Cook, covered, at a lively simmer
 until the collard greens are tender, about 20 minutes.
 
 3)  Turn off the heat and check the seasonings.  Cover the pot and let the
 collard greens sit a few minutes before serving.
 
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