Freshly cooked collards are an ideal side meal to the perfect holiday occasion like Thanksgiving or Christmas or even for a regular family meal. If collard greens are cooked properly, they will be tender and juicy. Collards are a healthy and great way to get in your serving of vegetables for the day. Preparation time takes only 15 minutes maximum.
Wash the collard greens thoroughly. Gather them all together and chop them into medium-sized slices, leaving off the ends of the stems.
Fill the pot halfway with water. Bring the water to a boil on high heat.
Add a pinch of salt, a ham hock and the fresh greens to the pot, and cover. Let cook for about 15 minutes. Add a dash of hot sauce for additional flavor and serve.
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