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    • MotheroftheKid
    • By MotheroftheKid 19th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
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    Quick question - boiled bacon
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    • 19th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
    Quick question - boiled bacon 19th Mar 17 at 3:05 PM
    Hi, I bought a joint of bacon from the butchers and cooked it in the slow cooker with a couple of ham stock cubes and water.

    I skimmed the fat and am left with about a pint of sock - jelly like! Can I use this as a stock for soups or something?
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    • oldtractor
    • By oldtractor 19th Mar 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 3:24 PM
    it will be as salty as the dead sea. so the answer is no. if you are gong to use the liquor for stock then you soak the joint overnight then boil it in a large pan, cover with cold water bring to boil then boil for 10 mins then throw water away and repeat once more.Cover with cold water agin bring to boil and simmer until joint is cooked. remove joint. cool liquor, skim off fat and scum, taste to see if ok if so then add veg, lentils whatever and cook.
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    • TonyMMM
    • By TonyMMM 19th Mar 17, 3:25 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 3:25 PM
    Yes - but be careful with seasoning as it may be quite salty (depending on the bacon)
    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 19th Mar 17, 4:05 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 4:05 PM
    Hi, I bought a joint of bacon from the butchers and cooked it in the slow cooker with a couple of ham stock cubes and water.

    I skimmed the fat and am left with about a pint of sock - jelly like! Can I use this as a stock for soups or something?
    Originally posted by MotheroftheKid
    Yes! Its delicious and nutritious.
    • JIL
    • By JIL 19th Mar 17, 4:27 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 4:27 PM
    Taste it to see if it salty? My husband used this as a base for lentil soup, to soak up some salt use potatoes.
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    • By Bedsit Bob 19th Mar 17, 5:12 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 5:12 PM
    A pint of "sock"?

    I guess you could use it for "stocking up".
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    Taste it to see if it salty? My husband used this as a base for lentil soup, to soak up some salt use potatoes.
    Originally posted by JIL
    It will be very salty but will still have good flavour. We also use in lentil soup. I freeze in an ice cube tray so that I can control the salt level by combining with other non/low salt stock.
    • MotheroftheKid
    • By MotheroftheKid 20th Mar 17, 11:45 AM
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    Many thanks for your replies. I think I will throw this "pint of jelly" and next time do the boil and change water method to make stock.
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 20th Mar 17, 4:44 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 4:44 PM
    I cook my gammon in cola, usually throw liquid away, but now wondered if I could use it?
    Any suggestions please?
    • purpleybat
    • By purpleybat 22nd Mar 17, 9:48 PM
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    I cook my gammon in cola, usually throw liquid away, but now wondered if I could use it?
    Any suggestions please?
    Originally posted by silver-oldie

    i'm not sure but I think nigella lawson uses it to cook a sort of black bean and ham stew in.
    I was sort of right, just googled it and its Cuban black bean and ham soup
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    • caronc
    • By caronc 22nd Mar 17, 10:10 PM
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    I cook my gammon in cola, usually throw liquid away, but now wondered if I could use it?
    Any suggestions please?
    Originally posted by silver-oldie
    As a base for home made baked beans
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    • By silver-oldie 22nd Mar 17, 11:40 PM
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    Thank you Purplelybat and Caring, will be trying new recipes
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