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    • viccig
    • By viccig 3rd May 06, 11:56 AM
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    Cooking gammon for tea
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    • 3rd May 06, 11:56 AM
    Cooking gammon for tea 3rd May 06 at 11:56 AM
    Hi, I bought 2 packs of two gammon steaks from liddle @ 99p per pack I was going to cook and serve with pineapple rings. Problem is im not the most imaginative of cooks and
    a) dont know the best way to cook gammon (like i would bacon??) and
    b) what on earth should i serve with them? im really trying to get into the home cooked meals thing, but my basic collection of recipes are simply that - basic and i never know what to cook as a side/veg. Any help v much appreciated, thanks
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 8th Jun 10, 12:33 PM
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    Hi Princess Vix,

    As said previously, if you soak them in cold water for a couple of hours that will help to remove the saltiness. I wouldn't be keen on cooking them in the slow cooker as if they're cooked for too long they can become tough and stringy.

    These earlier threads have lots of ideas that may help with cooking them:

    Exciting things with gammon????

    What can I do with one gammon steak?

    I'll add your thread to the first link later to keep the ideas together.

    • budgetboo
    • By budgetboo 14th Apr 11, 2:43 PM
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    gammon slices
    I have 2 uncooked gammon slices in the fridge and 4 peeps for dinner today and tomorrow. Below is my cunning plan to avoid a tesco's run where I go in intending to spend a fiver and come out having spent 20. However I don't eat pork so need your wise heads to help me cook the darn stuff.


    Tonight - gammon and pineapple pizza + roasted veg side dish.
    Tomorrow - gammon, pea and spinach in white sauce individual pastry pies with tats and carrots.

    My question:-

    The packet says to grill them for 10-12 minutes. This would be fine if I wasn't trying to stretch them to the max.

    Can I pop raw pieces on the pizzas and in the pie or should I grill them for 10 minutes first before I chop em up to stretch them out? I'm trying to economise, not poison anyone!

  • Aarons mummy
    I think they would be fine popped on raw especially as they'll be cooking in the oven but tbh if it were me I'd grill them for a bit less than they require first so they get finished off in the oven. Especially in the pies.

    I've not tried it though so maybe someone else will have better advice
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  • firstinflight
    I've put raw bacon lardons on pizza before and it's been fine. If the gammon is chopped up into really small pieces then 15-20 mins in a hot oven (i.e. pizza cooking time) should be plenty.

    Pie, i'm not so sure about, i think it depends a lot on how you're making them and how long they're being cooked for. To be safe, i'd probably chop them up and then just sweat the pieces in a frying pan for a few minutes until they're cooked through.

    I'd probably favour that over grilling as it's less likely to dry the meat out.
  • SunshineBear
    I'd cook them for both, don't like the idea of slow cooked bacon in a pie!
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 14th Apr 11, 10:28 PM
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    exciting things with gammon has loads of ideas

    ill merge this later on

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    • imogen-p
    • By imogen-p 14th Apr 11, 10:37 PM
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    If the pizza is going in for more than the 10-12mins grilling time the gammon, and along as it's cut fairly fine should be okay. It probably would be okay cooking in the pie as well, but I'd probably fry it off first myself, as it tends to improve the flavour of it.
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    • caitybabes
    • By caitybabes 15th Apr 11, 10:24 AM
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    Yeah I'd probably chop it and fry the pieces a bit to get them started (or tbh I'd probably do them til they're nearly cooked, then let them cool, ready to chuck them on pizza or in pie.)
    • epskie
    • By epskie 21st Jul 12, 1:22 PM
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    Gammon steaks..... with something other than egg and chips???
    Hi, does anybody have any nice ideas for gammon steaks? We always have gammon, egg and chips but I was trying to think of something different for tonight?

    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 21st Jul 12, 1:28 PM
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    ohhh i had gammon egg and chips very recently. Tasty!!!! you could always chop the gammon up and use it that way - the options are limitless!!!

    our leftover gammon thread has heaps of ideas. Let us know what you decide and we will merge this later

    What about some sort of gammon egg fried rice? I also have a recipe for an egg and gammon loaf you could serve with salad or something.

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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 21st Jul 12, 1:29 PM
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    Gammon is nice with tinned peaches, and you could team that up with a Jacket Potato or potato salad and either some green beans or a mixed salad. It is also nice with apple sauce and savoury rice. I have also enjoyed a gammon steak with sliced apple and cheese on top flashed under the grill until golden (cook the gammon first of course!). Hope that helps Cheers Lyn.
    • andyf3050
    • By andyf3050 21st Jul 12, 1:32 PM
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    How about gammon and chorizo sausage paella...? It's really nice and relatively easy/cheap to make...!

    You'll find a good recipe HERE

    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 21st Jul 12, 1:35 PM
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    i use gammon steaks in creamy chicken pie
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  • tigerstriper
    Gammon steaks are really nice with parsley sauce and whatever potatoes or veg you like
    • cheekyweegit
    • By cheekyweegit 21st Jul 12, 1:45 PM
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    I had some yesterday for works lunch mixed with wholemeal pasta, peppers and mayo cold.

    You don't have to have it cold, and can bung in some extra veggies, an apple or even some chicken too if you have some.

    This all started as I quite liked the chicken and bacon salad in Tesco, but refused to pay 1.65 for a tub.

    Very tasty it was too and you can use the left overs for works lunches like I said and nuke it (microwave) if you want it served hot again.
    • mrs motivated
    • By mrs motivated 21st Jul 12, 1:58 PM
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    How about cauliflower cheese and buttered new potatoes. Or new potatoes, peas or beans with parsley sauce.

    Ooh I am getting hungry reading this. I love gammon
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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 21st Jul 12, 1:59 PM
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    Oh - also exciting things to do with gammon
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    • anniemf2508
    • By anniemf2508 21st Jul 12, 1:59 PM
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    serve with mash and parsley sauce...yummy
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    • Okydoky25
    • By Okydoky25 21st Jul 12, 2:03 PM
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    Cauliflower cheese and new potatoes. I add a pinch of mustard powder & cayenne pepper to my cheese sauce for a bit of a kick
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