Now when I say that no family dinner is complete without collard greens, I mean it! We have collard greens for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and pretty any time we all get together. Whenever, I come home this is the one food I’m always asking my mom to cook for me. Nobody makes collard greens like she does. It’s like magic.
I know it sounds crazy but that’s the only way I can explain it. Her recipe is so simple but the end result is something oh so yummy, delicious and mouthwatering. The memories I have of wrapped thumbs and cutting collard greens in the wee hours of the night with my mom (and even my dad) are ones that I’ll always cherish. I’ve heard many funny stories from my parents’ childhoods over cutting up collard greens. And as a mom of two, I hope that one day I’ll be sitting down with my kids cutting up collard greens and laughing over funny stories from my childhood.
2 bunches of collard greens
5-5 1/2 cups waters
1/3 cup ham bits
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 splash apple cider vinegar
In a large pot, bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Add in bacon grease, apple cider vinegar, and sugar.
Roll and chop collard greens into small strips. I prefer my no wider than a half inch. Be sure to remove the steams.
Rinse chopped greens thoroughly and add to pot. Add another half cup of water if needed.
Mix in ham bits and a dash of seasoning salt. Cover and simmer for 1-2 hours.
Taste and season with more seasoning salt and/or pepper if needed.
I hope that you enjoy this recipe. Be sure to join us next week with your red velvet cake recipes!