Gina's best collard greens

  • 5 bundles collard greens or Kale
  • 1L salted water
  • 3 large smoked ham hocks
  • 225g sugar
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1) Thoroughly wash collard greens or Kale. Be sure to pull leaves apart and remove any sand. Chop coarsely.

2) In a medium saucepan, bring 950ml of salted water to a simmer. Place smoked ham hocks in salted water, cover and simmer for about 90 minutes until slightly tender.

3) In the same saucepan, add remaining ingredients and greens or Kale.

4) Cover and cook gently for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
*Cook's Note: Make sure at least half of ham hocks are covered with water. If not, add additional water.

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