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Mustard Greens With Ham

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Mustard Greens With Ham

Mustard Greens With Ham

Photo: Diana Rattray
These are delicious with fresh baked cornbread and pepper sauce or vinegar. Buy well-cleaned greens or wash them in at least 3 changes of cold water to get rid of all of the grit.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 to 3 ham shanks or a meaty ham bone or ham hocks
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds mustard greens, thoroughly washed, tough stems removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • pepper sauce, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste


In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onions, ham shanks or ham bone; cook, stirring, until onions are wilted. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add the mustard greens, a few handfuls at a time, adding more as the first batch wilts. Reduce heat to medium-low; add Worcestershire sauce and a dash of hot pepper sauce. Cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Cover and simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes longer. Taste and add more pepper sauce, salt, and pepper, as needed.

Serves 4 to 6.

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 4 out of 5
True Southerner's Suggestions, Member le5lie

Recipe is excellent...I would suggest that you boil a hot pepper, lemon, 1/4 cup of brown sugar (or a 3 inch stalk of sugar cane) and chicken bullion with the ham bone while you saute the onions (I prefer shallots, but that's not really southern; use a yellow onion as it's sweeter). Once the water boils, pull the pepper and lemon before adding the greens. Once the greens cook down -- drain, pull the ham off the bone and stir in the shallots. Yum! --from a daughter who learned at the elbows of damn-fine Alabama and Virgina cooks, how I miss them both

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