Collard greens is a common southern dish that most everybody love. However, it has a strong odor when cooking that also lingers in the kitchen (and possibly throughout the house) after cooking. I'm going to tell you how to cook collard greens without that strong odor. Clean and wash your collard greens. Cut collard greens into uniformed strips using slicing motion. Rinse cut collard greens in sink or large pot with cold water and a cup of white vinegar. Rinse twice with a combination of vinegar and cold water. Cook bacon in the pot in which you plan to cook the collard greens. Add collard greens, water, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper and confectioner sugar. Let cook for 1 hour on medium low heat. Serve and enjoy! Now you know how to cook collard greens without the strong odor.