Southern Turnip Greens and Ham Hocks

Southern Turnip Greens and Ham HocksRecipe
We simmered the ham hocks for about 2 hours until the meat easily pulled away from the bones. If you want to save time, just simmer 30 to 45 minutes to release the flavor.


Makes 8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 3/4 pounds ham hocks, rinsed
2 quarts water
2 bunches fresh turnip greens with roots (about 10 pounds)
1 tablespoon sugar


Bring ham hocks and 2 quarts water to a boil in an 8-quart Dutch oven. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove and discard stems and discolored spots from greens. Chop greens, and wash thoroughly; drain. Peel turnip roots, and cut in half.

Add greens, roots, and sugar to Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 45 to 60 minutes or until greens and roots are tender.