From honey-glazed joints to ham soup, these gammon recipes are sure-fire winners.
So, if you like ham, I suggest you also try its British counterpart.
Like ham, gammon is the hind leg of pork that’s been cured through either brining or dry-salting.
The difference is it’s sold raw, while ham is ready to eat.
So basically, once you cook gammon, it becomes ham. That means most ham recipes will work for gammon, too!
There’s a wide variety of gammon recipes here, ranging from Sunday dinner faves to dreamy croque monsieur.
Best Ever Honey Glazed Gammon and More!
Learn how to cook a gammon joint in one of the best ways possible!
Roasted to perfection and brushed with a heavenly glaze of sticky quince and orange, this beauty will be the talk of the town at your next big party.
The holiday flavors also include allspice, cloves, and cinnamon, so your house will smell incredible as this baby cooks.
In my opinion, one of the best things in the UK is the Sunday roast.
This hearty British meal features roasted meat, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, gravy, and applesauce – the works.
I know, it sounds a lot like a Thanksgiving dinner, right?
But unlike our holiday feast, the Sunday roast is enjoyed not just once in a while but every Sunday.
If you want to replicate this delicious tradition, start with this honey mustard gammon.
Sweet, savory, and succulent – it’s the definition of perfection.
Did you know that ham and beer make a fabulous pair? No? Well, this gammon joint is proof.
Braised in sparkling ginger beer, the meat gets covered in a sticky glaze with sweet and warming flavors.
Apart from the ginger beer, you’ll include golden syrup (a British must-have), Dijon mustard, and ground ginger to enhance the gammon’s flavor.
If you can’t get a hold of golden syrup, sub it with honey, maple syrup, or agave.
You can’t go wrong with maple and ham. These two go hand in hand!
From the succulent meat to the sweet and sticky maple glaze, this Christmas centerpiece brings you timeless flavors that won’t disappoint.
The best part is, it looks hella gorgeous, but it’s also easy to make.
How about giving your holiday feast a tropical flair? Just looking at this pineapple glazed ham will take you to the beach.
This vintage recipe goes way back into the 1950s, but it certainly never went out of style.
Its perfect combination of sweet and salty will get you hooked.
Plus, how pretty is that presentation? To say it’s festive is an understatement.
Gammon and fruit glazes are a match made in heaven. But if you’re not into pineapple, why not try this apricot and apple recipe instead?
The gammon is roasted in apple juice with apples, carrots, and onions.
It’s then drenched in a sweet, sticky glaze made of apricot preserve, apple juice, sugar, and white wine vinegar.
The sweet and tangy flavors of the glaze offset the meat’s saltiness, resulting in perfect harmony.
In this recipe, the traditional British cured meat gets a Chinese twist. The result is nothing short of a masterpiece.
While some gammon purists will frown upon such a strange fusion of flavors, I still think you should try it.
Five-spice brings a sweet, fruity, and spicy contrast to the salty and smoky meat. All those flavors together create the perfect bite.
This glazed gammon joint is as scrumptious as it is gorgeous.
That beautiful diamond pattern scored all over the fat is beyond breathtaking – and super simple to recreate at home.
Cooked in ginger beer, clementines, and herbs, the gammon absorbs a lovely combination of bright, warming, and earthy flavors.
It’s covered in a blanket of mustard and ginger syrup and then adorned with stem ginger slices, cloves, and clementines.
It’s another terrifically fragrant recipe that’ll have your mouth watering before it’s out of the oven.
Gammon steaks are a super popular dinner in the UK. And the salty flavors pair so well with sweet apples and unique celeriac mash.
Serve this with a side of sautéed leeks, which bring excellent garlicky-onion notes.
If easy is what you’re after, look no further! The slow-cooker will make your gammon-cooking adventure a breeze.
Simply cook the joint with ginger ale, apple juice, aromatics, and spices (low and slow, please).
Then, roast it with an apricot-mustard glaze before serving.
I know it sounds complicated, but trust me, it’s a lot easier than it seems.
11. Coca-Cola Ham
We’ve already established that gammon pairs well with sweet liquids.
And if you’ve ever tried pulled pork cooked in cola, you’ll know it’s a miracle worker for big joints.
Coke lends the meat not just its sugary sweetness but notes of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices.
Plus, it helps to tenderize the meat and makes a killer glaze!
Bubble and squeak is a classic British dish made of leftover mash and cabbage from Sunday lunch.
Of course, you can add other things to the mix, but that’s the most traditional base.
This version is a little unique and is more like a deconstructed version.
There are no mashed potatoes in the recipe, but you can use whatever leftover veggies you have on hand.
Fry them up with the gammon and add a lovely runny egg on top. Delish!
Here’s another super popular gammon steak recipe. I mean, can you even imagine a plate full of thick ham, eggs, and chips?
And when I say chips, I mean real British chips. I’m talking thick-cut steak fries here!
This is as good as breakfast gets. Enjoy!
14. Pea and Ham Soup
This pea and ham soup is no ordinary pea and ham soup.
Made with an entire gammon joint, it’s absolutely bursting with meaty goodness.
The stock used to cook that joint serves as the broth of the soup, too, meaning you get every last drop of flavor.
That creamy green hue makes it extra exciting to eat, too! Hearty green peas are to thank for this masterpiece.
Here’s another delicious soup, but you don’t need to cook a whole hunk of meat this time.
Leftovers will do just fine!
This quick and easy ham soup is perfect for when you’re short on time. It’s a breeze to make, yet it still delivers delectable flavors.
Loaded with leftover gammon and vegetables, this soup is hearty, cozy, and spectacularly tasty.
Here’s another great way to use up leftover gammon!
This soup combines the comforting flavors of salty ham with hearty protein and fiber lentils.
The result is a savory warming bowl of happiness.
As a bonus, this soup will make your kitchen smell like heaven.
Meet pulled pork’s salty counterpart: pulled gammon.
You can do many things with this tender meat, including sandwiches, nachos, tacos, chili, and even mac and cheese.
The great thing about it is it’s outrageously easy to make. All you’ll need are a gammon joint, stock, and a slow cooker.
Leave it to cook on low, and it’ll be fork-tender in just a few hours.
The contrast between salty ham and sweet pineapple sauce tickles my taste buds like no other.
It’s like the perfect yin and yang of flavors!
And rather than just a few bits of fruit on top, this gammon joint is covered from end to end in sauce.
That means you get fruity, pineapple-y yumminess in every mouthful.
You won’t believe how a splash of booze can elevate the flavor of ham!
You’ll make a glaze of bourbon, orange juice, brown sugar, mustard, and cloves.
Then, bathe the gammon and roast it until it’s deeply sweet, tangy, and savory.
This roasted honey-glazed ham is crispy on the outside and tender and succulent on the inside.
Flavored with chipotle and honey, it has a marvelous combination of sweet, smoky, and spicy flavors.
It’s a classic British roast with a Mexican flair. So, have it for Sunday lunch, then serve the leftovers in tacos on Monday.
It’s a double dose of yum and guaranteed to excite the whole family.
This gammon is slow-cooked in a lovely apple juice, garlic, and rosemary stock.
That’s not what makes it extraordinary, though.
The transformation begins when the braised gammon is roasted in a cherry glaze.
Made with reduced cherries, brown sugar, ginger, lemon juice, cinnamon, and balsamic vinegar, this glaze is otherworldly.
It’s also stunning. So be sure to take plenty of pics!
Want to upgrade the classic ham and cheese sandwich?
Instead of the usual ham, why not use gammon?
This is one of the easiest ways to repurpose leftover gammon, and it’s also one of the tastiest.
With layers of tender bread, mozzarella, sharp cheddar, Havarti, jam, butter, and thick slices of gammon, this sandwich is one beautiful work of art.
A vibrant mix of potatoes, green beans, pickled onions, and thick slices of gammon, this is a far superior version of the humble potato salad.
The ingredients are tied together with a sweet and creamy honey-mustard dressing.
Just when you think potato salad couldn’t get any more addictive, this recipe steps into the ring.
Cranberries don’t just go well with turkey, you know! They pair well with salty gammon, too.
If you’re looking for an alternative to the big bird for this year’s Thanksgiving celebration, give this gammon recipe a try.
Its flavor is straightforward, but it won’t let you down.
25. Croque Monsieur
Make the ultimate breakfast sandwich using leftover gammon!
This is the delectable croque monsieur made even more lip-smackingly delicious with thick pieces of gammon.
Between the meat, crunchy toasted bread, and cheese, this sandwich is comfort food at its best.
That said, the croque monsieur takes things a step further. You’ll add a creamy and rich bechamel sauce, making this impossible to resist
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