Collards a la New Bern

In 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007 on December 29, 2009 at 1:39 am

1 country hamhock
1/2 cup bacon grease
1 small strip sidemeat
3 stalks of collards, thoroughly washed & cut up in narrow stripes.

After meat has cooked up well, add collards & let cook together for 1 1/2 hours. Collards and cornbread go well together. Serve with plain vinegar or little sweet pickles as Daddy always wanted.

May be chopped up after cooking with biscuit cutter & much easier.

(Editor’s note: Grandma/Momma/Bee dates this recipe to 1950 in New Bern, before the house at Tryon Road and back when they lived at 605 Franklin Street. The above photos are Collards a la Aunt Boyd, made for Thanksgiving 2009.)

  1. Grandma/Momma/Bee always said that eating collards on New Year’s will make you wealthy in the coming months … an easy one to remember, since they look like money!

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