Monday, 17 March 2014

Really easy slow cooker gammon or ham

Gammon or ham cooked in the slow cooker is so delicious.  I promise once you've tried it, you will never buy packs of sliced ham again.

I like to cook a joint of gammon at the weekend, slice or shred it, and then freeze it to use in sandwiches, with salads or with pasta or soup throughout the week.  Yum!

Slow cooker gammon or ham
Serves loads, it depends how you're using it.

Gammon or ham joint, smoked or unsmoked depending on your preference (I use unsmoked)
Big jug of water

Remove all the wrapping from the meat and place in the slow cooker.  Cover the meat with water, so the water level and top of the meat are at the same level.

Cover with the slow cooker lid and cook on low for eight hours, or high for around six.  There's no need to turn the meat or do anything to it in this time.

Once it's cooked, it doesn't look delicious (yet), but it smells absolutely yummy.... I promise!

Remove the meat from the slow cooker, draining slightly as you lift it.  Once it's on a plate you can easily cut off the fat (it should just fall away).

Leave to cool for 10 mins or so, and slice or shred away.  In our house, most of it gets eaten at this stage!


Let me know if the recipe works for you :-)

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  1. I'm definitely going to try this thank you! Amy x

  2. I love my clow cooker but have never done gammon in there - going to give it a go now! #recipeoftheweek

    1. It's definitely worth dusting it off to try this - let me know how you get on :-)

  3. I keep reading about this and have yet to try it. You've inspired me to do it this week! Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I've pinned and tweeted this post and hope to see you linking up again soon! :D x

  4. I'm glad I saw your link to BritMumsLive as this is how I cook my ham and no-one believes me! I tell them it's so easy but look at me like I'm a loon. If you freeze the cooking liquor it makes great stock. Hopefully see you at BML! Elinor x