|Collards to harvest, 1/18/2012|
I found smoked pork hocks at the supermarket so bought the two pack. Diced an onion from the supply on the porch, and four beautiful garlic cloves from my summer supply. Simmered this for two hours, then removed the pork hocks to pick the meat.
|Picked pork hock|
|Collard leaves, 1/20/2012|
And it turned out to be delicious. With just the right amount of bite from the cayenne peppers. We ate some today as a soup, but you could also drain it to eat as a side dish. The liquid that is left is "pot likker". Don't throw that delicious stuff away. Instead use it as stock for some other soup. I am going to look for wontons. Added to the pot likker, it would be delicious instant wonton soup.
Pretty darn good for my first solo soup experiment.