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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 19th Apr 05, 9:42 AM
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    Meat never dries out in a slow cooker and yes you can cook gammon in it
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 19th Apr 05, 9:55 AM
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    • 19th Apr 05, 9:55 AM
    It's LOVELY. Cook it in apple juice or rub it with honey. You can also cookit with other tinned fruits and in the juice ie pineapple, apricots. I always buy the tinned fruit in natural juice but you could do it in the ones in syrup, if you don't mind about the sugar content. (Having said that, I have recommended rubbing in honey, haven't I )
    • juno
    • By juno 19th Apr 05, 3:12 PM
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    Mine's in there now with half a bottle of coke!
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 19th Apr 05, 3:40 PM
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    Mine's in there now with half a bottle of coke!
    by juno

    Ohhhh please let us know how it goes!
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    • juno
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    Ohhhh please let us know how it goes!
    by Curry_Queen
    It's not going too well The stupid coke bottle has a rounded bottom and won't stand up! So it falls over and fizzes everywhere, or leaks.

    But the gammon smells lovely
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 19th Apr 05, 4:11 PM
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    I'll try mine with a can of coke instead then
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    • elona
    • By elona 19th Apr 05, 5:29 PM
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    I enjoyed that !
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    • Liz19
    • By Liz19 20th Apr 05, 7:35 AM
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    • 20th Apr 05, 7:35 AM
    It's LOVELY. Cook it in apple juice or rub it with honey. You can also cookit with other tinned fruits and in the juice ie pineapple, apricots. I always buy the tinned fruit in natural juice but you could do it in the ones in syrup, if you don't mind about the sugar content. (Having said that, I have recommended rubbing in honey, haven't I )
    by Ticklemouse
    How many tins of fruit do you use? or how much apple juice? How long do you cook the gammon for? Do you have to do anything to the gammon before putting it in the slow cooker? I am sorry if these seem like silly questions but I am a bit of a slow cooker novice!
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 20th Apr 05, 8:16 AM
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    Its lovely even if you just put it in with a bit of water, an onion and some cloves.
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  • ET03
    How many tins of fruit do you use? or how much apple juice? How long do you cook the gammon for? Do you have to do anything to the gammon before putting it in the slow cooker? I am sorry if these seem like silly questions but I am a bit of a slow cooker novice!
    by Liz19
    yes me too

    always cooked on hob from scratch, but you all seem to love slow cooker so much I treated myself,
    wanted to try gammon as have a few joints in freezer bought cheap after christmas,
    does it stay salty in slow cooker??
    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 20th Apr 05, 9:58 AM
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    How many tins of fruit do you use? or how much apple juice? How long do you cook the gammon for? Do you have to do anything to the gammon before putting it in the slow cooker? I am sorry if these seem like silly questions but I am a bit of a slow cooker novice!
    by Liz19
    Oooh, it's the how long is a piece of string question

    Last piece of ham I did was 5kg+, so filled even the 6.5L MR slow cooker and I added enough apple juice so it was standing in about 1 - 1 1/2 inches of it. There's always a lot of juice comes out of meat so the level will rise. For an average family sized piece, I would probably use 1 large tin of apricot halves and top up the juice with either water or more apple juice, to about 1 inch. There's nothing stopping you using more fruit - if you want you can skewer the fruit to the meat with cocktail sticks so it doesn't fall off.

    Cloves are an aquired taste so use as many as you want. I'm not that keen on them TBH.
    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 20th Apr 05, 10:01 AM
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    yes me too

    always cooked on hob from scratch, but you all seem to love slow cooker so much I treated myself,
    wanted to try gammon as have a few joints in freezer bought cheap after christmas,
    does it stay salty in slow cooker??
    by ET03
    I would always soak a ham first. Even a lightly salted one will have quite a lot in, I would think.

    Thing about a slow cooker is that as everything is done slowly (obviously ) and the juices infuse, you often don't need a lot of salt. I'm talking about all sorts of dishes here, not just hams. I have loads of veg and a lamb shoulder in mine and the only salt has come from the tins of tomatoes I have added.
    • Liz19
    • By Liz19 20th Apr 05, 10:02 AM
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    Thanks ticklemouse. Do you rub it with honey as well as putting it in with the tinned fruit or instead of?
    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 20th Apr 05, 10:07 AM
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    Liz19 - you can if you want. I personally don't, but try it different ways and see which one you prefer.
    • Liz19
    • By Liz19 20th Apr 05, 10:18 AM
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    Many thanks ticklemouse. I will now give those ideas a try, not all at the same time though
    • borgman
    • By borgman 20th Apr 05, 1:33 PM
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    can anyone help Mrs Borgman for me , she has just bought a 3.5 litre slow cooker and wants to know if you can use those jars of cooking sauces in them , I think she wants to bung in some chicken and a lemon chicken sauce ???
    • moggins
    • By moggins 20th Apr 05, 1:36 PM
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    Yes, I wouldn't use them with the big MR one but they're great to use if you're short of time with a smaller cooker, you can just throw in the meat with a jar of sauce and come home to a cooked meal.
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  • wayne
    gammon joint in sc
    hi,just read the thread for cooking joints of meat in the sc.can i do a gammon joint in the same way?
    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 11th Dec 05, 1:50 PM
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    Gammon is lovely done in the SC.

    I do mine in apple juice,but others add herbs/seasonings of their choice and/or rub the joint with honey. I've used honey before.aslo apricots and their juice go nicely with gammon.

    If it needs soaking first, then do as the butcher recommends, or if you are unsure (ie supermarket joint) then soak overnight and change the water a few times. Then I just place the joint in the SC and add about 1 inch or so of chosen liquid and leave it on slow all day, or even overnight. It will depend on how big your joint is.

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