I’m increasingly finding many uses for gammon these days. I’ve made a delicious gammon soup, pulled gammon and there’s also a campfire stew flying around the web if you want to give it a go (although a bit too salty for me). And for yesterday’s dinner I decided to create an adapted version of Nigella Lawson’s Ham in Coca Cola.
This recipe really does turn an ordinary gammon joint in to a sweet and tasty one, but please make sure you boil it in water for 10 minutes to rid of any excess salt, otherwise you may be thirsty all night long). But if you want some perfect slices of gammon on your plate, then sadly this is not it. It did fall apart a little after cooking because I’d take away the structural fat and plastic edging it comes in. But ideal for a pulled gammon texture!
And as weird as it may sound, any diet coke I had left over went straight back in its bottle to reserve for soup making, Gordon-Ramsay-style (and it’s not too sweet or salty). In fact, I’m really looking forward to that too!
Slimming World Slow Cooker Diet Cola Gammon – (2 Syns the Lot)
A sweet and delicious slow cooker 2 syn family cola gammon.
- 1 kg gammon joint, all fat removed (or bigger if you wish)
- 1.5 ltr diet coke
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 medium carrot peeled & chopped
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 bay leaf
- 12 peppercorns
- 2 tsp runny honey 2 syns
Place the fat trimmed gammon in a pan, covered with water and boil for 10 minutes to remove any excess salt.
Discard the water and place the gammon in a slow cooker.
Now add in all the ingredients except the honey and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
Preheat your oven on 200 degrees.
Remove the gammon from the juice and brush with the runny honey.
Place the gammon in a roasting dish and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
And it would be pretty awesome if you tag me on Instagram (@TastefullyVikkie) with your food pic if you do give it a go.
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