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Nigella's ham in coke-What type of gammon-smoked or unsmoked?

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faithandhope Mon 15-Dec-08 12:18:15

Am doing my tesco christmas order online and need to know what type of gammon I need for Nigellas ham in coke recipe please.

The recipe asks for mild cured.

I can only see smoked or unsmoked.

Could someone explain which one would be best,thanks.

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SexyDomesticatedDad Mon 15-Dec-08 12:22:13

Either will work - depends on your personal tastes - are you serving those who prefer smoked to unsmoked bacon? Maybe to be on the safeside just go unsmoked (have done both in past). Cherry coke is fab too - just adds that extra touch.

TheChristmasArmadillo Mon 15-Dec-08 12:24:11

I use smoked - but some can be a bit salty, but you can soak them to get rid of that.

I think smoked tends to have a much better flavour.

I use the ham in coke recipe - though over time I've cut it down to just boiling the ham in coke and cutting out all teh other stuff grin

faithandhope Mon 15-Dec-08 12:40:04

I usually go for smoked bacon but don't want it too end up too salty.

How long would I need to soak it for before hand?

Also the recipe says to bake for 10 mins,is that right?

Does'nt seem long enough.

Have I read it correctly?

Sory ,complete novice here ,never baked a gammon before.

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TheChristmasArmadillo Mon 15-Dec-08 13:48:35

soak for about 1hr in cold water.

You only need to roast it for a tiny bit cos it is actually cooked during the boiling in coke. The roasting part is just to glaze it - so only as long as it takes to melt/caramalise the honey or whatever you are using.

faithandhope Mon 15-Dec-08 14:31:57

Thanks for that,will give it a go.smile

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roundcornvirgin Mon 15-Dec-08 14:32:37

I use unsmoked. Mmmmm haven't done that for ages.

mazzer12 Mon 15-Dec-08 15:03:10

Hi there, Do you get the Gammon on the bone. Am trying this on boxing day and dont have the time to do a dry run before hand. Just so I understand then -

Its Raw Ham
It needs to be soaked if Salted (if my guests prefer unsalted bacn!)
It's gorgeous once done!

Thanks Maz

SexyDomesticatedDad Mon 15-Dec-08 16:58:00

Get one boned out - much easier to carve!

If you thinks its too salty a quick way is to put it on pan with cold water, bring to boil for a few mins then drain all the water and replace with coke etc. Generally don't bother to pre-soak an unsmoked type gammon (once its cooked it becomes ham).

RubyrubytheRubynosedReindeer Mon 15-Dec-08 16:59:45

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skyla1 Tue 19-Dec-17 20:41:42

Hi, can I cook my gammon the day before Christmas and oven bake on Christmas day, anyone?

Eeeeek2 Wed 20-Dec-17 10:14:09

Don’t know put what about the slow cooker? Put in pan of water bring to the boil for 5 minuets and then put in slow cooker with coke for 5 hours(ish) on low. Then finish off in oven.

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