3 bunches of collard greens, chopped
3 ham hocks or 1 smoked turkey wing
10 cups water
½ pound salt pork, sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
Crushed red peppers, optional
Clean and wash greens until water is no longer green, but clear. In a large pot, boil ham hocks and salt pork for about 1 hour on medium heat, then add collards to boiling ingredients. Cook for an additional 1½ hours with cover on.
Add sugar and peppers and then continue cooking for an additional half hour and stir occasionally. Serve hot. Serves 6 to 8 people