Texas Mustard Greens
- 2 pounds tender mustard greens
- 1 ham hock or 1/3 pound salt pork
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups water, approximately
- 1 teaspoon sugar, optional
Wash the mustard greens in several changes of water. If there are tough stems, break them off and discard. Place the greens in a kettle and add the ham hock or salt pork. Add the onion, water, and salt. There should be enough water barely to cover the greens. Bring to a boil and simmer 2 hours. When ready to serve, drain and sprinkle with sugar if desired. Toss and serve hot. Many people enjoy mustard greens sprinkled lightly with vinegar.