Bought a marked down 4 lb Smoked gammon joint today for £4. $6? and wanted some new way of cooking it. I've tried the cocacola one and was not impressed and many others, but now, I have truly found the ultimate...And It works like a charm
1) Slow cooker pre heated on low ( in USA I think it's called a crock)
2) 4lb gammon joint
3) 500g/1lb soft brown muscovado sugar
Warm up the slow cooker. Take of lid and pour in all the sugar. Put in the joint. Put on lid. leave for 8 hours
Thats it. Trust me. The sugar has a bubble, then eventually mixes with the meat juices and Ta Dah! The best blooming gammon I ever cooked. You can turn it every 2 hours if you like to make the taste more even.
I kid you not. It is truly amazing. Only thing is you're left with the most gorgeous 1pint of uber-sweet sticky ham stock and im not sure what to do with it. Maybe simply reduce it for a glaze.
BTW u add NO water and do not take off the skin. I'm thinking that once its cooked you can reduce the liquid, take off the skin and score it and glaze. Basting at high temp for 30 mins
Laugh if u like but I'm in awe...Totally...like I just discovered the mystery of the gammon