Smoked Gammon Roasting Joint & a slow cooker

(39 Posts)

What can I do with it? I want to cook in my new slow cooker but have no idea what to put with the gammon joint. So recipes/ideas appreciated.


Julezboo Tue 11-Dec-12 10:01:00

I got a fab tip on here. 500g brown sugar in the bottom. Turn it over after 4 hours. It was very yummy! So yummy we are having Gammon on Christmas lunch for the first time ever!

Ooo thanks. Just 500g Brown sugar nothing else?

Julezboo Fri 14-Dec-12 02:50:50

Yup turn it half way through so you get the glaze all over smile

DeepPurple Fri 14-Dec-12 02:57:44

Marking place :-)

I turned it over half way through and it came out lovely smile

wrenster Mon 17-Dec-12 19:45:00

I literally just put it in the slow cooker with nothing else at all. It cooks perfectly and then I can use the gammon for loads of things without my fussy children moaning abut any funny flavours!

teddymummy Mon 17-Dec-12 19:50:38

But doesn't the sugar burn and make it stick to the bottom of the pot?

No the sugar caramelises x

Cydonia Fri 21-Dec-12 14:01:12

Can I ask what size joint you used and how long the total cooking time was please?

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 21-Dec-12 14:10:44

I've done the bag of sugar thing a couple of times, it's divine.

I left it in the slow cooker for 11 hours last time, it was only a small joint. Our slow oven is part of the cooker though, only one setting and I think it's a very low heat.

You can't really leave it too long though, it's just lovely, the sugar infuses and gives it a beautiful flavour.

I will be doing to for Christmas too.

Cydonia Fri 21-Dec-12 19:04:20

Mmmm, think I will definitely give it a try, sounds easier than the cola version.

Zanzicat Sat 22-Dec-12 01:46:24

I'm trying this for the first time with my Boxing Day ham. Do you remove the fat layer first? I wouldn't if I was boiling it, I'd do it after, so I'm confused about this point. TIA

twofalls Sat 22-Dec-12 12:17:51

Bump same question as previous poster. And how long? My joing is 1.8kg

1.1kg joint and cooked for about 6hrs

I didn't cut anything off. I measured 500g brown sugar. 3/4 into slow cooker. Rest rubbed all into the joint and put in and left too cook. Was perfect. smile

Intothefire Sat 22-Dec-12 14:35:01

I did a 1.4kg smoked joint yesterday. I can't remember where I found the recipe but it was delicious!

Scored the joint and studded with cloves. Put in slow cooker and poured in enough apple juice so there was only about 5cm above the juice, packed brown sugar on the exposed meat, then a drizzle of honey on top of the sugar. Swirled a couple of spoons of cinnamon, a little nutmeg and some pepper into the juice and cooked on low for around 10 hours but i'm sure 8 would be fine.
Seriously, seriously good, still moist shudders - hate that word and scrummy today.

twofalls Sun 23-Dec-12 07:38:28

Thank you, am going to try that intothefure as I have all those ingredients! Do you stud he rind with cloves or do you have to take the rind and fat off? I could do that after cooking and stick it in the oven for 20 mins like my mil used to.

Zanzicat Sun 23-Dec-12 11:09:09

Oh yes, that sounds good. Now I'm torn about which to do.

twofalls Sun 23-Dec-12 14:09:58

Mine is slow cooking nicely! Tastes good.

DioneTheDiabolist Sun 23-Dec-12 14:17:07

I'm doing ham in cola in the slow cooker for the first time this year. I have never used a slow cooker before. I have to glaze it and bring it to mums at 2.00pm.

Do I need to cook it overnight? It is just over 2kg.
Can you actually do this?

Intothefire Mon 24-Dec-12 15:09:25

Sorry for late reply - I did it with the fat and rind on and cut off when cooked. Had the last of the leftover yesterday - was lovely still. Good luck & Merry Christmas!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Mon 24-Dec-12 21:38:13

My ham is in the slow cooker overnight Dione. It's huge, 2kg something and our slow cooker is a very low heat so it will be in all night. I'll get up in the morning and see to it.

I've done it a few times now, it's gorgeous.

Rocksie Thu 27-Dec-12 20:26:58

After reading the above posts I've bought a nice joint of gammon to try in the slow cooker as it sounds so good cooked this way. It's quite big so don't think we'll get through it. Can it be frozen once cooked this way?

Doyouthinktheysaurus Thu 27-Dec-12 20:28:25

Yes, you can freeze it, I plan too. We have enough gammon to feed a small army!

Varya Fri 28-Dec-12 19:21:58

Husband loved the gammon, slow-cooked with Fairtrade soft brown sugar. Brilliant result and would do it again and again. Just chucked in a couple of bay leaves and he was very enthusiastic about the result. Do try it!

OnceUponAThyme Sun 06-Jan-13 12:16:25

marking place to try smile

Peacocklady Sun 24-Mar-13 08:57:57

Hi I've read this and roasted a gammon over night, so far so good , I've poured all the liquid from the meat and sugar into saucepan and was wondering if there was a sauce I could make from it to go with it? Or would it be too salty? Any ideas appreciated!

Harryhat1 Mon 18-Nov-13 11:20:56

Is this on high or low

pammyj74 Tue 24-Dec-13 22:38:18

I am going to do gammon tomorrow for our xmas tea. I read a tip that you could soak the gammon overnight so it isnt too salty. I am doing mine in apple juice, covering half of it and then half way through will turn it over. I might then add cornflour to the juice to make an apple sauce. Has anyone else any ideas to add? I am then going to add it to the oven for half an hour covered with a honey glaze, have never done it before this way, Im hoping the family will be impressed as I dont do proper cooking haha.

Gemizzel Sat 28-Dec-13 10:54:52

Marking place - the sugar recipe sounds lovely I'm going to have to give it a whirl! smile

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sat 28-Dec-13 10:59:47

I've done ham and sugar in the slow cooker and it was foul.

This Christmas I boiled a ham for a short while in water to remove the salt, drained and rinsed it and then boiled it in apple and pear juice with added cinnamon sticks and chunks of onion for a couple of hours (it was only 1.5kg). Then shoved it in the oven for about half an hour after basting it with honey/seasoning. It was delicious and not salty at all. I"ll be doing it this way again.

whattoWHO Sat 28-Dec-13 11:07:02

I did a 2.2kg joint for boxing day. Brown sugar on bottom of pot, shoved joint in with half a cup of water. Threw in a few peppercorns and cooked it on low for 8 hours.
It came out lovely but I'd skip the water next time and turn it over halfway so the glaze goes all over.

I've done the gammon in coke before which also works well.

Gemizzel Thu 02-Jan-14 12:54:51

well my gammon is in the slow cooker today! I wont lie, I am still a little apprehensive about it burning due to having no liquid in with it :/
someone please tell me my house wont burn down while I am at work
Hope it tastes as good as I am expecting!

rumtumtugger Fri 10-Jan-14 11:46:34

I want to know how the gammons went! I'm trying one in the slow cooker tomorrow and don't want it to be foul or overlooked or dry - any tips?

Gemizzel Fri 10-Jan-14 13:30:34

Rum it was far from dry.
I put the gammon joint on top of the sugar and when I got home from work the liquid was nearly to the top of the joint shock
it was lovely and tender and the coating was very sweet. it was so tender we couldn't cut it we had to shred it.

rumtumtugger Sun 12-Jan-14 13:50:13

Brilliant - just did the same with a 1.5kg joint, with about 400g of sugar, on for 10 hours - delicious! Thanks for the tip!

clarkeologist Wed 29-Jan-14 20:15:47

Does anyone know if I could make ham & pea soup afterwards if I do the ham in the slow cooker with sugar or will the leftover ham be too sweet for the soup??

creampie Mon 03-Feb-14 10:55:16

Do you think it would work if you didn't turn it over? Wondering if I could leave it on while at work bit there wouldn't be anyone to turn it

Tigger2054 Sat 20-Dec-14 13:19:38

Is long would I cook 2.2kg for in slow cooker? fsmile

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