Tonight’s Dinner: Hamhocks and Collard Greens

Now to be fair, this is actually a take on something Hawai’i-local Portuguese make but with watercress or kale. But collard greens is called Portuguese cabbage in Hawai’i and well, that’s what I know it as.

4 thoughts on “Tonight’s Dinner: Hamhocks and Collard Greens

    1. Ah, recipe. I usually just eyeball it. It’s pretty much… 2 smoked hamhocks (simmered in stock or water in crockpot for hours to tenderize or use an instanpot on high for 90 minutes.) you really want to break down the meat.

      When the meat is tender add.. 1 med minced onion, sliced sausage (I use lil smokies or Portuguese sausage. Some people use kielbasa. Sausage is optional), black pepper and minced garlic to taste. You can add small or chopped potatoes if you want at this point. We also eat it over rice.

      Let that cook until potatoes are tender then add five cups of chopped collard greens (depends on how much you want). Can use frozen collard greens or fresh. Cook until greens are tender. Maybe 30 mins.

      Let me know if it works out for you!

  1. Ava

    My mom was from Georgia. She cooked collards with just ham hocks or if they weren’t available smoked neck bones. She didn’t add anything else execpt maybe a dash of hot sauce. Always had cornbread with the collards. Typical dinner was fried chicken, baked macaroni and cheese, and collards greens and cornbread. If you really want just mainly veggy meal have the collards with tomatoes and okra and the cornbread.😍

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