What’s For Dinner?
Collard Greens - from OK Cafe
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
From the menu of . . . OK Cafe
1284 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta
Q: Just wondering if by any chance you can get the recipe that OK Cafe uses for its collard greens. Several of us agree that theirs are the best in town.
-- Marlene Peacock, via e-mail
A: There are collards, and then there are collards. The ones served up at the OK Cafe are definitely in the second category. The secret ingredient that makes them so distinctive and, in your judgment "the best in town," has got to be the honey.
Hands on time: 5 minutes Total time: 2 hours and 5 minutes Serves: 8
1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter
1 medium onion, sliced lengthwise
1 ham hock
1 quart water
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 pound honey
5 pounds collard greens, washed, stems removed, and chopped into 1-inch pieces (or use a 3-pound bag of pre-washed and stemmed collard greens)