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Gammon joint in slow cooker- add liquid?

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Joneseygirl77 Sun 13-Nov-16 08:19:45

Do I need to add any liquid or not? I usually roast in the oven with some black treacle on the top but thought I'd try something different.

TupsNSups Sun 13-Nov-16 08:24:51

Coke is the only liquid I use for gammon.

StillRunningWithScissors Sun 13-Nov-16 08:25:12

I don't know if you need liquid, but I use a litre of coke over the gammon to slow cook it. Apparently you aren't to use Diet Coke.

Cookingongas Sun 13-Nov-16 08:27:59

Yes if it's coke

Otherwise no- rub in your treacle, peppe and whatever else (a spoon if whole grain mustard )and shove it in. It will be delicious

GinIsIn Sun 13-Nov-16 08:29:02

Ginger beer also works really well. I don't slow cook mine but I boil it in ginger beer first before I roast it.

DrLockhart Sun 13-Nov-16 08:30:29

I used elderflower sparking spring water last week and was nervous as always use coke.

It was gorgeous!

AddictedtoGreys Sun 13-Nov-16 08:30:54

I don't put any liquid in with mine, just pop it in and leave it on low. Falls apart when done smile

Wellhellothere1 Sun 13-Nov-16 08:34:29

I cooked mine on low for 8 hours last weekend with a small tin of pineapple and it was lovely.

Joneseygirl77 Sun 13-Nov-16 09:13:32

Thanks all. Will definitely try coke this week then. 8hrs on low for med joint then?

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sun 13-Nov-16 09:20:43

I can't bring myself to try coke or other sweet liquids, but put a couple of inches of water in with peppercorns, cloves and a bayleaf, after cooking glaze with redcurrant jelly and finish off in the oven.

cdtaylornats Sun 13-Nov-16 13:21:39

Orange Fanta works too. My sister discovered this when she had run out of coke.

GrumpySausage Sun 13-Nov-16 13:23:20

Pineapple juice or chunks in juice is lovely

Oblomov16 Sun 13-Nov-16 14:07:25

I would recommend at least some liquid.

Northernmum100 Sun 13-Nov-16 14:12:32

I usually do mine in Coke but felt like a change so tried a couple of cans of cider . Even better!

BratFarrarsPony Sun 13-Nov-16 14:13:52

I bet cider would work
Not 'white lightening' or similar though.

fatbottomgirl67 Sun 13-Nov-16 14:18:32

I always use ginger ale. Gives it the most lovely flavour. Not the sugar free one though

TupsNSups Sun 13-Nov-16 14:18:39

I bet cider works really well! I have some sachets to make mulled Cider, I might try that at Christmas.

Motherfuckers Mon 14-Nov-16 03:58:29

Equal amounts of coke and ketchup. Bloody amazing

Northernmum100 Mon 14-Nov-16 22:47:56

White lightening - now there is a blast from a misspent youth!! I used an average sort of cider, nothing special but it was still fab. Wondering what a fruit cider may be like to try, something like kopperberg?

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