"One of the nicest things in life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."
~ Luciano Pavarotti
Southern Collard Greens
1 lb. ham hocks
3 qt. water
5 lb. collard greens, washed, stems removed
1 tbs. sugar (optional)
Salt and pepper
Place water and ham hocks in a large pan. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and cook until meat is tender (approximately 1 hour).
Cut collard leaves in half, place in boiling broth.
Add sugar. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer on medium heat until collards are tender (approximately 2 hours).
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with cornbread.