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how do you cook a gammon joint in a slowcooker....

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mum2samandalex Wed 31-Dec-08 14:35:15

step by step instructions please as i havent a clue!!!

PuzzleRocks Wed 31-Dec-08 18:08:54

bumping for you

mum2samandalex Wed 31-Dec-08 18:59:30

Ah thankyou think im just gonna have to go for it

Moondancer Wed 31-Dec-08 19:13:18

Never cooked gammon but I have cooked beef and lamb. All I do is plonk the joint in (no water or stock because the meat produces enough of its own juices) and cook overnight on low. Always comes out done to perfection. This is what I will do with gammon when I try. Good luck!

iwantitnow Wed 31-Dec-08 19:49:02

Yuk, don't bother is my advice, mine ended up all stringy. Find slow cooker can reduce some food to mush - like rice pudding and gammon but probably due to personal taste whether you like it that way. My slow cooker says cover the gammon in water, added bay leaves etc...

Friendlypizzaeater Wed 31-Dec-08 19:51:22

With full sugar coke ala Nigella ....

Goober Wed 31-Dec-08 19:56:05

Put gammon in slow cooker.
Fill with enough water to half way.
Add a tablespoon of brown sugar and the same of malt vinegar.
Put lid on and leave.
After 3 hours turn over.
Return lid.
I usually cook a 3lb joint for 6 hours at low setting.
Let cook on a plate before carving.

mum2samandalex Wed 31-Dec-08 20:00:16

oh thankyou. Do mean cover half the joint?

Goober Wed 31-Dec-08 20:02:58

Yep, only you worded it better.
What weight is yours?

mum2samandalex Wed 31-Dec-08 21:18:45

1.8kg so tryin to figure it out was thinking 8 hrs

Goober Wed 31-Dec-08 21:20:57

Sounds fine.

girlandboy Wed 31-Dec-08 21:23:23

I do the same as Goober, but I don't add as much water. Just a teacup full, and it does fine.

jeminthecity Wed 31-Dec-08 21:24:49

how often do you lot use your slow cookers? Have been wondering if I should get one.

jeminthecity Wed 31-Dec-08 21:29:07

Sorry, incredibly sad question. Oh, DH is back, i can go out now, excuse my sorry carcass from this site ladies....

mum2samandalex Wed 31-Dec-08 21:36:38

ah thankyou girls for your replies. Dh ruined the chritamas dinner so im hoping a new years will be an sucess lol

Goober Wed 31-Dec-08 21:55:10

Use mine sometimes couple of times a week, sometimes only once a month. Depends .

brioney Thu 10-Apr-14 19:54:02

I have only used my slowcooker once. It was not too much of a disaster, mind you did have a couple of glasses of wine. I think it was 2. Anyway, thinking about cooking a smoked gammon joint and was told I could use the stock left over to make scotch broth soup. Would I be able to?

chicaguapa Thu 10-Apr-14 20:07:39

You would have to boil the stock for an hour or so to reduce it down and concentrate the flavour.

fwiw I don't put any liquid in the slow cooker with my gammon. It makes enough of its own while cooking. I cook all my joints dry.

brioney Fri 11-Apr-14 11:56:57

Thank you everyone. It is a trial run because in-laws coming round for Easter so thought I would cook somthing differant. (sorry about spelling). I am a terrible cook and burn everything. Keep telling children that a bit of charcoal is good for them but don't think I would get away with it with the in-laws.

Berks2Mum Wed 24-Feb-16 19:18:11

Cooked a ham in slow cooker. Stood it on some mandarins, cut it half, studded with 10 cloves, added some nutmeg, cinnamon, grateed ginger, and date syrup, guess brown sugar would have done it.
I had no apple juice or coke, so chucked in some heavily diluted lime juice cordial and its cooked great. Broth tastes delicious

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