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13 Ways To Make Collard Greens Totally Delicious

Collard greens and ham hocks go together like peas and carrots.
03/14/2013 08:02am ET | Updated April 29, 2014

Collard greens and ham hocks just go together like peas and carrots. These two best friends of the food world go together so well, that sometimes we get stuck in a bit of a rut when it comes to cooking them. The long, slow stewing of greens and hocks together is one of our favorite Sunday rituals, but we promise to mix up our collard greens recipes if you do. So we found a bunch of great ones.

Collards have a reputation for needing to be cooked to death. We've discovered that's just not true, even though they are delicious that way. The truth is that quick-sautéed collard greens are deliciously toothsome, but not impossible to chew through. We also can't believe we never thought of stuffing collard greens like cabbage leaves until today. What's your favorite way with collard greens?

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Sautéed Greens With Pine Nuts And Raisins
Simply Recipes
2
Collard Rolls In A Spicy Tomato Sauce
Phoo-d
3
Beer And Bacon Braised Collard Greens
Nicole Franzen/Food52
4
Mean Green Collard Terrine
Jules Food
5
Collard Greens With Ham And Smoked Hock
Steamy Kitchen
6
Quick Braised Collards With Pot Liquor
Paulette Tavormina
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Gomen Wat: Ethiopian Spiced Collards
RENEE/Food52
8
Cast Iron Collard Greens
Macheesmo
9
Collard Roll Ups With Coconut Curry Kale
James Ransom/Food52
10
Polenta Al Forno With Collard Greens, Cheddar & Ricotta
Blogging Over Thyme
11
Braised Chicken Legs With White Beans And Collard Greens
Flat Art Studios
12
Braised Greens With Tomatoes
James Baigrie
13
Couve A Mineira: Brazilian-Style Collard Greens
Anitalectric/Food52

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