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Relatively Quick Greens In Potlikker

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Ham hocks/Hog jowls 1 Pound, smoked
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped
  Garlic cloves 6 Large, slivered
  Whole black peppercorns 12
  Dried hot red peppers 2
  Thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1 (Imported)
  Parsley sprigs 20
  Greens 3 Pound, trimmed of tough stems and coarsely chopped (Collards, Kale, Mustard Or Turnip)
  White distilled vinegar/Cider vinegar 1 Tablespoon (As Required, For Serving)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large saucepan, add oil and heat up over moderate heat.
2) Add the ham hocks, onions and garlic.
3) Cook by frequent stirring for 10 minutes, or until the onions are golden.
4) In a square of cheesecloth, tie the peppercorns, hot peppers, thyme, bay leaf and parsley.
5) Place into the saucepan along with 4 quarts of water.
6) Bring the water to a boil, skim if necessary.
7) Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.
8) Sauté the greens and simmer, uncovered, for an hour or until tender.
9) In a bowl, transfer the greens.
10) Increase the heat to high and boil to reduce the liquid to 2 cups.
11) Place back the greens into the pot and heat up for 3 to 5 minutes.
12) In small bowls, ladle the greens and some potlikker.

SERVING
13) Serve as a side dish and pass the vinegar in a cruet on the side to sprinkle on the greens.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
130 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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