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Creamed Mustard Greens

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INGREDIENTS: 
  • 1 small smoked ham hock, sides slashed
  • 1 Tbs. bacon fat
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 lbs. mustard greens, washed and trimmed
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
DIRECTIONS: 

Brown hock in bacon fat in a large pot, then add onion and sauté until golden brown. Add garlic and reduce heat. Fold in mustard greens gradually. Water from washing will wilt greens slowly. When almost wilted, just cover with chicken stock and add red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer and cook for an hour or more. Add cream and continue cooking until greens are very soft. Season with salt and pepper.