Slow cooker gammon: the comforting recipe that takes five minutes to prepare

This slow cooker gammon recipe requires very little effort, but delivers a juicy, flavoursome ham

slow cooker gammon recipe
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This slow cooker gammon recipe will change your ham game forever. It requires so little effort preparation wise that we bet you put far more effort into organising a family meal at your local pub. Home-cooked ham is many people's favourite guilty pleasure around Christmas, and there's nothing quite as disappointing as tucking into a slice of cooked gammon that has turned out a little dry. With this slow cooker recipe, there'll be nothing but juiciness and heaps of flavour. 

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Slow cooker gammon recipe

To make sure your ham doesn't turn out dry, you'll need to cook your gammon in something quite rich and acidic, though not too vinegary. We recommend apple cider, ale, or apple juice, about 750ml. You'll also need:

  • Gammon cut of pork, about 750g–1kg;
  • Whole grain mustard, 100 grams. You can use any other type of mustard if you prefer, but we think whole grain works especially well here;
  • Honey, 100 ml;
  • Salt, to taste

Method:

Rub the gammon with the salt, mustard, and honey. Put it in the slow cooker and pour in the cider/juice/ale. Leave to cook on slow for six hours. Voila, your ham is ready to serve with apple chutney and chips/fresh bread. Yes, it really is that easy.

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