If you grew up with a “big mama” in the kitchen, you know the importance of having the right side dish for holidays and Sunday dinners. If you’re like us, that staple side dish to go with just about everything is collard greens.

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While collard greens are a simple side dish to prepare, there’s still something so complex about making sure that the recipe turns out “just right.” Whether that includes soaking them for hours, adding just the right amount of vinegar, or ensuring that the leftover ham bone still has enough flavor left in it to add it to the pot, anyone that loves collards knows the goal is to make them as close to mouth-watering perferction as possible.

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