braised collard greens

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A Classic Southern Pairing
Many recipes for collard greens call for ham hock, since the meat helps soften the vegetable's strong flavor. And while this version eschews the meat, instead relying on garlic, red pepper, red onion and vinegar for balance, it's terrific with ham. There's a nice interplay of smoky (ham) and mildly bitter (collards).

Get the recipe: Braised Collard Greens