I used to think that my Grandma’s collards were the best I’d ever had (no bias, of course) until my mom came up with this recipe! Try it and you will NOT be disappointed. -Staci
Bunch of fresh collards, wash, remove hard steam, cut into desired size
32 oz. chicken broth ( this is usually the only liquid I use, but add water if needed. When the collards are done there should not be alot of liquid)
1 lb (approx.) smoked turkey wings or leg (I usually find at Publix).
1-2 T butter or oil
1/2 onion, I use vidalia
1 t pepper flakes or pepper sauce
1-2 T sugar ( amount depends on how sweet or bitter the collards are)
2 T apple cider vinegar
1 t salt, add after liquid has reduced to about 1/2 – determine if needed at this point
Saute onion in butter or oil until soft, add turkey wing or leg, brown for a few mins., turkey is already cooked but the browning adds flavor,
add greens and chicken broth and the rest of ingredients. Bring everything to a boil and then simmer unitl collards are tender, about an hour.