Delilah's Restaurant-style Collard Greens


  • 2 whole smoked turkey wings or 2 smoked ham hocks, cracked
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp whole black pepper
  • 1 tsp hot pepper seeds
  • 3 Tbsp seasoning salt
  • 3 bunches collard greens, or others of your choice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • Vinegar, for serving, optional
  • Chopped onion, for garnish, optional


Fill a large stockpot 1/3 with water. Add smoked meat and seasoning. Bring water to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until meat falls apart when touched with tongs or fork.

Cut greens into 1/2-inch strips. Wash the greens thoroughly. Add greens to pot, with salt and black pepper. Cook until tender, about 2 1/2 hours.

Hints: Add vinegar at serving time. Add chopped onion, if desired.

This was provided by professional chefs, and therefore may be difficult to reproduce in the home.

Makes 8 to 10

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