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Gammon & Coke

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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magicmariamagicmaria Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hi Please can someone give me the receipe for cooking Gammon with Coke Cola - going to do it this weekend but can't find the receipe anywhere

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  • KizzyK_2KizzyK_2 Forumite
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    From Nigella Lawson with love ;)

    http://www.channel4.com/life/microsites/N/nigella/bites8.shtml

    Nigella: "This recipe is from How to Eat, with some rejigging (just because it's not in my nature to leave completely alone) and I don't apologise for reproducing, or rather recasting, it because I simply cannot urge you to try this strongly enough. The first time I made it, it was, to be frank, really just out of amused interest. I'd heard, and read, about this culinary tradition from the deep South, but wasn't expecting it, in all honesty, to be (in all honesty) good. The truth is it's magnificent, and makes converts of anyone who eats it. But, if you think about it, it's not surprising it should work: the sweet, spiky drink just infuses it with spirit of barbecue. I have to force myself to cook ham any other way now; though often I don't bothering with the glaze but just leave it for longer in the bubbling Coke instead."

    Ingredients:

    * 2kg mild-cure gammon
    * 1 onion peeled and cut in half
    * 2 litre-bottle coke
    * for the glaze
    * handful cloves
    * 1 heaped tablespoon black treacle
    * 2 teasps English mustard powder
    * 2 tablespoons demerara sugar


    Or


    Alan Bichan does one

    http://www.orcadian.co.uk/features/cooking/archive7.htm



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  • ladygrey_2ladygrey_2 Forumite
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    can you use any coke, diet for instance?
  • hot.chickhot.chick Forumite
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    no has to be full fat it's the sugar in it that does the magic!!!
  • ladygrey_2ladygrey_2 Forumite
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    thanks hot.chick :)
  • sounds awful but might give it a try!
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  • leonie_2leonie_2 Forumite
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    Right guys, im giving this a go today!

    I've never done gammon in a slow cooker before, so how long shall I cook it for please?

    I shall do the glaze and roast it for about 20 mins afterwards and I dont want it to be overcooked :-)

    Gammon and homemade potato wedges for tea... yum!
  • squeakysqueaky Forumite
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    Leonie wrote:
    Right guys, im giving this a go today!

    I've never done gammon in a slow cooker before, so how long shall I cook it for please?

    I shall do the glaze and roast it for about 20 mins afterwards and I dont want it to be overcooked :-)

    Gammon and homemade potato wedges for tea... yum!
    There are a few threads listed in our collection which are about cooking gammon and which will help you out here :)

    The Complete Slow Cooker Collection
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  • leonie_2leonie_2 Forumite
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    Thanks Squeaky

    I popped it in the slow cooker at 10am and will probably take it out around 5pm, then finish off in the oven with a honey glaze.

    One thing I wasnt expecting is that the cola loses its colour!
  • ladygrey_2ladygrey_2 Forumite
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    will it dry out if finished in the oven?
  • It never has when I have made it.
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