Happy New Year! I eat this every January 1st. Eating the greens signifies good fortune for the coming year. The ham symbolizes progress. So, I hope you enjoy this simple, yet delicious tradition!
- 1.5 pounds collard greens
- 3/4 pound ham (pork) hock
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2-3 garlic cloves, quartered
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar
- In a large pot, place water, salt, garlic and ham hock. Cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, cut stems out of the greens. Wash thoroughly. Fold leaves lengthwise and cut across into strips.
- Add greens and Sriracha to the pot. Continue to simmer for 2 hours (stirring occasionally).
- Remove from heat. Add vinegar and stir.
- Using a slotted spoon, serve greens. Pull meat off of the bone and roughly chop. Serve with greens.