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  • KizzyK
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    • 7th Mar 06, 12:03 PM
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    • 7th Mar 06, 12:03 PM
    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
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    • 16th Mar 06, 11:55 AM
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    • 16th Mar 06, 11:55 AM
    can you use any coke, diet for instance?
    • hot.chick
    • By hot.chick 16th Mar 06, 12:02 PM
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    • 16th Mar 06, 12:02 PM
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    • 16th Mar 06, 12:02 PM
    no has to be full fat it's the sugar in it that does the magic!!!
  • ladygrey
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    • 16th Mar 06, 7:06 PM
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    • 16th Mar 06, 7:06 PM
    thanks hot.chick
  • mandirinmonroe
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    • 16th Mar 06, 7:27 PM
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    • 16th Mar 06, 7:27 PM
    sounds awful but might give it a try!
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  • leonie
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    • 4th Apr 06, 9:27 AM
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    • 4th Apr 06, 9:27 AM
    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!
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 4th Apr 06, 9:44 AM
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    • 4th Apr 06, 9:44 AM
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    • 4th Apr 06, 9:44 AM
    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!
    by leonie
    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
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    • 4th Apr 06, 1:49 PM
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    • 4th Apr 06, 1:49 PM
    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
    will it dry out if finished in the oven?
    • Crispy Ambulance
    • By Crispy Ambulance 4th Apr 06, 5:48 PM
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    It never has when I have made it.
    • rosy
    • By rosy 4th Apr 06, 6:01 PM
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    rosy
    If you like the gammon in coke, can I suggest you try Nigella's version using cherry coke - I've done both and we all prefer the taste of the cherry coke version ( with a black cherry jam glaze). Though I try not to think of all the additives that must be going into the meat....
    • Mics_chick
    • By Mics_chick 14th Jun 07, 6:39 PM
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    Mics_chick
    What to cook with gammon joint in a slowcooker? WITH COLA????
    My mum's given me a gammon joint she hasn't used yet - don't know why?

    But I thought about cooking it in the slowcooker but can I cook veggies with it or just put it in on it's own?
    Last edited by Mics_chick; 14-06-2007 at 8:13 PM.
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    • oops a daisy
    • By oops a daisy 14th Jun 07, 6:49 PM
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    Im sure somebody else will be along soon with more advice but Im sure I read somewhere on here that it is really nice to cook it in a slowcooker with a can of coke but if you dont fancy that just bung it in with all the veggies and a bit of water. Not sure about the salt content though as Gammon can have a lot of salt in it and if I cook it on the top of the stove I would change the water after boiling it to reduce the salt so:confused: anyway as I said somebody will be along soon who knows much more about it than me :rolleyes:
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    Agree with oops a daisy. I'd start it off on the stove top and change the water before putting it in the slow cooker. And you can put in on its own, but it's just as easy (and much nicer) to put the veg in with it.
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    • Mics_chick
    • By Mics_chick 14th Jun 07, 8:14 PM
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    Mics_chick
    Im sure somebody else will be along soon with more advice but Im sure I read somewhere on here that it is really nice to cook it in a slowcooker with a can of coke but if you dont fancy that just bung it in with all the veggies and a bit of water. Not sure about the salt content though as Gammon can have a lot of salt in it and if I cook it on the top of the stove I would change the water after boiling it to reduce the salt so:confused: anyway as I said somebody will be along soon who knows much more about it than me :rolleyes:
    Originally posted by oops a daisy
    Thanks oops I've changed the thread title to hopefully find out more about the cola thing...:confused:
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  • boo81
    Nigella Lawson and various other chefs have done the cooking with cola, cherry coke works best. It just gives it a bit of a sweetness and makes it more tender. My brother tried it at christmas and there was a difference between the cherry cola and normal ones, it was much nicer!!
    • Mics_chick
    • By Mics_chick 14th Jun 07, 8:26 PM
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    Mics_chick
    Nigella Lawson and various other chefs have done the cooking with cola, cherry coke works best. It just gives it a bit of a sweetness and makes it more tender. My brother tried it at christmas and there was a difference between the cherry cola and normal ones, it was much nicer!!
    Originally posted by boo81
    Could you really taste the cherry flavour or was it quite subtle - my OH hates sweet sauces and things with meat...
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  • boo81
    It wasnt a strong flavour at all, im trying to think of something to liken it to but I cant. Oh, sort of like when something is honey roasted, you can taste the difference but you wouldnt identify it as being sweet. Does that make sense?
    • Mics_chick
    • By Mics_chick 14th Jun 07, 8:31 PM
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    Mics_chick
    It wasnt a strong flavour at all, im trying to think of something to liken it to but I cant. Oh, sort of like when something is honey roasted, you can taste the difference but you wouldnt identify it as being sweet. Does that make sense?
    Originally posted by boo81
    Yep - that explains it's brilliantly - thanks

    It should be ok for my OH then - I'll definitely give it a try...
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