Collard greens!


3 large bunches collard greens

1 lb smoked neck bones

1/2 chopped onion

2 tablespoons cajun seasoning 

Pinch of sugar (optional)

Pinch of baking soda (optional)

Fat bacon 

Salt && pepper to taste 


In a large pot add a heaping tablespoon of bacon fat and 1/2 cup chopped onion. Cook on med until the onions begin to get soft, about 3 minutes.  

Add 2 - 2/12 quarts water to the pot, place the smoked bones inside, cover and cook for 35-40 minutes. 

Clean the greens by cutting away the larger portion of the stem then roll the greens and chop into 1 or 2 inch pieces. Rinse several times in a large bowl of cold water until the water in the bowl is clear from any "grit" at the bottom. 

Place greens in the pot and add 2 tablespoons of cajun or all purpose seasoning (add whatever spices you may like) Stir then cover and cook about 40-45 minutes or until the greens are desired tenderness. 

OPTIONAL➡️ (I also add a pinch of baking soda to preserve the vibrant color and a pinch of sugar to cut the bitterness ...... just a pinch😉) 

These collards are delicious, moist and tender ........ I poured off enough of the "pot likka" for the picture so that y'all could actually see the greens!