According to an old Southern adage, cornbread, collards, and peas with black eyes will make your New Year healthy, wealthy, and wise. Just in case this might be true, we’re sharing a staffer’s favorite recipe for collard greens. Make a big, hearty pot on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, serve with Hoppin’ John and don’t forget to dunk your cornbread in the pot liquor (collard broth). Let’s see if we can make this adage ring true for 2017!
Cook bacon in a stock pot over medium-high heat until crisp. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for one hour. Serve in bowls with plenty of broth. If you wish, garnish with homemade onion rings or Lars brand crisp onions.