How To Cook Collard Greens

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Collard Greens Recipe:Ingredients
2 bunches of Collard greens
½ jalapeno pepper
¼ tsp black pepper
2 whole cloves of garlic
½ onion, sliced
1 smoked ham hock
1qt water

1. Place water, ham hock in pot and then bring to boil, when ham hock is tender remove meat, cut up and reserve for garnish
2. Add pepper, garlic and jalapeno to stock,
3. Wash and derib greens, cutting up stems and roughly chopping greens themselves.
4. Add onion, then green stems first and simmer then add green tops, and cook covered until desired tenderness.
5. Add more pepper if desired and adjust salt.

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  1. I enjoyed the video and Chef Marks style my only critical observation because I am a very novice cook is how much water did you use in the part where you started to put the leaves in with all the other ingredients that were in the stock pot beginning already to cook ?

  2. Thanks so much chef. I found your video to be very helpful. Also like the idea of the jalapeno. I like my greens spicy and with vinegar. I’ve tried pepper flakes in the past but never jalapeno. Definitely going to give your recipe a try.

  3. Thank you for your help that was very helpful. My question you put in the stem & how long did you cook the stem before you put in the leaf?