“Cooking methods for collards.”
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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 -2 head collard greens
  • pork seasoning or ham hocks or bacon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 dash purple basil
  • 12 cup water, for steam cooking
  • 1 quart water, for stove top boiling in a large pot


  1. Cut collard leaves from the bulk stalk.
  2. Cut away large stalky stems.
  3. Cold water wash collard leaves at least five times.
  4. Collard leaves can be boiled whole in a large pot until tender.
  5. Remove collard leaves from pot and cut into bite size pieces.
  6. Season with ham hock seasoning,salt pork seasoning or bacon seasoning.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. That's one method.
  9. Method No.
  10. 2: Cut washed collard leaves into bite size pieces and place in a large cast iron fry pan with lid and add 1/2 cup water, a dash of purple basil, meat seasoning, salt and pepper to taste and steam cook for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the leaves are tender.

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