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#1 foxytv

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    Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:53 PM

    OMG -- I know a lot of people don't like or don't know about collard greens ... but I am cooking some right now to eat at dinner later and I can hardly stop going back to the pot to sneak a taste. They are ssoo good.

    I got the recipe from an episode of Paula Dean on FoodTV, and it ROCKS!

    3 smoked ham hocks
    5 bundles collard greens (I used more) stalks removed & torn in small pieces
    1 cup sugar (I know it sounds bad)
    1/2 cup salt (that REALLY sounds bad)
    (I added) 1 chopped onion
    (I added) 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

    Boil LARGE pot of salted water
    Add ham hocks.
    Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
    Remove hocks and discard.
    Add remaining ingredients.
    Cover and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

    OMG, I LOVE them!!!

    #2 MsShelley

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      Posted 01 January 2008 - 04:01 PM

      I must say that does not sound good to me right now....

      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 01 January 2008 - 04:08 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by MsShelley
        I must say that does not sound good to me right now....
        LOL!!!ah, New Years hangovers.

        #4 1elephant

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          Posted 01 January 2008 - 04:10 PM

          i'm with shelley....i like collard greens in minestrone soup, tho...and that sounds good.

          #5 starchild

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            Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:12 PM

            Tami they sound delicious to me, I can almost smell them cooking LOL! Love greens of any kind, my family cooks a lot of mustard greens but collards are very tasty with the hamhocks.....mmmmmm

            You can't go wrong with Paula Deen....yummy!

            #6 A10CalGal

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              Posted 01 January 2008 - 08:35 PM

              You go girl. Anything simmered with ham hocks has got to be damn good! I feel like a slacker (as I sit here in my robe & makeup from last night) cuz I haven't cooked ANYTHING today. Would have been a great day to do some cooking.

              #7 ~Melissa~

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              Posted 01 January 2008 - 08:38 PM

              I have heard so much about these collard greens.. they're very popular down here. Never heard of them before in Canada though. I'll have to test em out. Did you grow them Tammi on your own or buy them at the local grocery store?

              #8 Jenn

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                Posted 01 January 2008 - 08:42 PM

                I love greens, but never cook them... do they really need all that salt and sugar? Sounds bizarre, but like I said, I never cook them so I don't know what a normal recipe calls for... Paula Deen is rarely wrong though :) I'm cooking her apple stuffed pork loin right now!

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                  Posted 01 January 2008 - 08:46 PM

                  That does seem like a load of sugar, but as you say, Paula knows her stuff. I've seen her use an entire stick of butter on some grilled sandwich! LOL

                  Melissa do you have a Trader Joe's there? They sell greens prewashed and cut...they have a collard/mustard/turnip green mix that is soooo good!

                  I think in Florida you should be able to buy collards at any grocery store.

                  #10 ~Melissa~

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                  Posted 01 January 2008 - 08:55 PM

                  Trader Joe's, Hmmm it sounds familiar. I love getting fresh veggies at the farmers market. Next time I may look for the collards. Hopefully DH will be up for trying something new!!




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