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Arnold’s Southern Greens

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Ingredients

2 pieces applewood smoked bacon, chopped

3 tablespoons rendered bacon fat

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 (8 to 12-ounce) ham hock 

6-10 cups water

1 turnip bulb, chopped

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

4 tablespoons prepared horseradish

4 tablespoons ham base

1 tablespoon salt

3 tablespoons sugar

1 pound collard greens, washed, stemmed, and chopped

1 pound turnip greens, washed, stemmed, and chopped

Directions

  1. Set large stockpot over medium heat, and add bacon, rendered fat, onion, and ham hock. Sauté until onions are translucent, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. Add 6 cups water and remaining ingredients, except greens, and whisk together.
  3. Add greens and partially cover pot with lid. Cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. If necessary, add more water as you go and taste for seasoning. Note: The longer you cook the greens, the more flavor they will have.
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