Lift the ham into a roasting tin, then cut away the skin leaving behind an even layer of fat. STEP 4 Mix the maple syrup, mustard, vinegar and ground cloves or five-spice in a jug.
Fill it with coke until the gammon is fully, but barely submerged. Optionally, you can add a sauce or glaze on top of the finished roast, and bake it in the oven for about 20 minutes.
This roast is really easy to make, and because of the nature of the slow cooker, it’s basically failed proof. As long as the slow cooker is left with the lid on, it should be ready to eat after about 7 hours.
I usually leave it for 9-10 hours, however, which means I put it on in the morning, go to work, and come home to roasted gammon. Boiling gammon in coke might seem a bit strange, but it honestly tastes lovely.
If you like the idea of a sweet tasting gammon, you can always boil the coke down to a glaze when the roast has finished cooking. Then you can spread the glaze on the roast, and bake in the oven for a few minutes to give the gammon a proper coke flavor.
You can also simply discard the liquid, and serve the gammon with traditional gravy instead. I prefer to use a gammon cut that doesn’t have any pork rind for this recipe.
As the coke is only there to enhance the gammon flavor, use whichever brand you have at hand. This delicious recipe is incredibly easy to make, tastes amazing, and provides a tender roast dinner with hardly any work involved.
Fill the slow cooker with coke until the entire joint is fully, but barely, submerged. When ready to eat, lift the gammon out of the slow cooker.
Leftover gammon can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Use your leftovers in a pasta bake, a salad, stir-fry, soup, or simply eat it as is. The calories account for using a fat free gammon joint, with a serving size of 170 g per person.
I prefer to use a gammon cut that doesn’t have any pork rind for this recipe. Some supermarkets sell round chunks of meat marked gammon joints, which are pieces of gammon meat pressed together rather than an actual joint.
As a bonus, gammon is a lot healthier and lower in calories without all that fat! As the coke is only there to enhance the gammon flavor, use whichever brand you have at hand.
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1 large white onion, quartered 2-star anise 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 1 tbsp mustard, any type will do 2 tbsp Demerara (unrefined) sugar 4 tbsp runny (not raw) honey Place the ham in a large pan of water and bring to boil for 5 minutes to get rid of any salt on the meat.
Once boiled, drain the meat and place in the slow cooker (or in a pot on the stove) along with the onion and star anise. Fill the pot with Coke until the meat is completely covered.
If using a slow cooker, set on low for 5 hours or high for 3 (it will be more tender if you can leave it for the full 5 hours). If using a pot on the stove top, bring to a boil, then simmer on a very low heat for 3 hours under a secure lid.
Once the meat is cooked, remove it from the pot, discard the liquid with the onion and anise, and leave the ham to cool for a few minutes on a plate. Score the meat with 1-2 cm deep cuts in a check pattern, then place in a roasting pan or baking tin.
Brush the glaze over, turning to completely coat the meat. You can baste halfway through, using the juices from the bottom of the pan.
Slice and serve with your choice of veggies. If you want to add a little kick of flavor, try adding some cloves, four peppercorns, and a little of chili pepper to the glaze.
I added some sliced carrots and some red peppers, which came out really yummy! Flame head, I too have just made this in time for Christmas.
Score the meat before putting the coke in, it really helps the flavor see in I've got a 5 kg uncooked gammon I want to prepare in the slow cooker.
I have a Kenwood with a low, high and auto setting I made this along with a roast Chicken for dinner for 9 and it went down a treat.
I usually don't drink soda but I will make an exception with this delightful version of sweet ham. Your post is perfect and very inviting to read.
Going to cook this tomorrow in the big Crock Pot, sounds YUM! You're very right, a ham joint is something so nice, and not too expensive and most people wouldn't have a clue how to cook it, other than simply putting it in the oven to roast on its own.