Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 quarts water
  • 1 1/2 pounds ham hocks
  • 4 pounds collard greens, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions

1 Place the water and the ham hock in a large pot with
a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat
to very low and simmer covered for 30 minutes. 2 Add
the collards and the hot pepper flakes the pot. Simmer
covered for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. 3
Add the vegetable oil and simmer covered for 30
minutes.