Collard greens are a staple in Southern Cooking. Traditionally, collards are enjoyed on New Year’s Day along with black-eyed peas and cornbread to ensure wealth in the coming year. Similar to kale, collard greens contain vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C. Here’s an easy recipe to enjoy alongside your fried chicken!
12 thick cut hickory smoked bacon slices, finely chopped
2 medium size onions, finely chopped
1/2 pound smoked ham, chopped
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 (32-oz.) containers organic chicken broth
3 lbs of fresh collard greens, washed and trimmed
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
Cook bacon in a 10-qt. stockpot over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until almost crisp.
Add onion, and sauté 8 minutes
Add chopped ham and garlic, and sauté 1 minute.
Stir in broth and the rest of the ingredients.
Simmer on low and cover for 1 hour or longer to desired degree of tenderness.