After much searching I have finally found the best way to cook gammon in the slow cooker, and it only takes 1 minute and 2 ingredients to make!
I have spent a lot of time trying out gammon recipes in my slow cooker. I have cooked it in apple juice, orange juice, cider, sweet chilli jam, coke, massaging it with cloves and other freaky seasonings, stock and gravy and while most of these are nice (orange juice – BLEURGH!) none of the recipes were perfect.
Then one day last week I tried cooking it with a tin of pineapple, and it was all kinds of AWESOME. I hadn’t even photo’d it because I had so little faith in it being anything special. It was so good I had to make it again this week!
It is not too salty, not too sweet, just perfecto. The gammon just shreds to pieces and the meat absolutely melts in your mouth. I’ll stop with the foodgasm now, and just urge you to make this!!
1 gammon joint (I use unsmoked)
1 tin of pineapple in natural juice (chopped, sliced or however it comes)
1) Pop your gammon join in the slow cooker and pour over the tin of pineapple.
2) That’s it. Really? Really! Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8+ hours.
3) When it is cooked remove the gammon joint and shred with two forks. Don’t be tempted to eat the pineapple it has cooked with, it will be all salty and rank (I tried). Grill or fry some more if you want to serve it with pineapple!
Serve as part of a roast dinner or with egg and chips. The leftovers make a mean sandwich or omelette filling.
Let me know if you try this and find it as yummy as I do! L x