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Deliciously Easy Slow Cooker Gammon In Cider Recipe

It’s time to dust off the slow cooker and start making life simple again. Our life has for now, returned to the chaos I have so missed this year, and long may it remain. Thus easy home cooked comfort food is what I crave at the end of the day. This Deliciously Easy Slow Cooker Gammon In Cider Recipe is the perfect recipe for such days, and possibly the easiest recipe I have ever made. And who would have thought gammon cooked with cider would taste so incredible?

If you follow my recipes you will know I am all about easy family food. My aim is to feed my family great home made food that doesn’t take me all day to cook. And although this might not be the most photogenic of meals? In all honesty it was an experiment that worked, and I wanted to eat it hot.

You know one of those days who didn’t prepare or plan dinner for the next day and want to get something in the slow cooker for dinner? Thus I thought, well, let’s give it a go! Although I have cooked it since, and it was just as amazing second time around.

Slow cooker cider gammon and onion recipe for easy midweek family meals cooked in the slow cooker

Easy Slow Cooker Gammon In Cider Recipe

Which Part Of The Animal Is Gammon?

Gammon is the hind leg of pork which has been cured. This like bacon, may or may not be smoked. Gammon must always be cooked before it can be eaten.

Because it is cured in salt it has a salty taste, however I found cooking gammon in cider in the slow cooker reduces the salty taste, you can taste the salt, but it’s less prominent. Additionally I found the gammon much more tender and softer in texture.

Shopping List

  • 4 Gammon Steaks
  • 400ml of dry apple cider
  • 2 large onions
  • Pepper to season
Cider cooker Gammon in the slow cooker with onions with mash and peas

How Do I Prepare Slow Cooker Gammon In Cider

Chop the onions into thick slices ( The onions taste delicious after a day in the slow cooker, but they need to be thick and chunky)

Place the onions into the bottom of the slow cooker to create a base layer

Layer the slow cooker with onions

Now cut the the thick rind off the gammon before searing it in a hot frying pan with a little oil, you want the gammon to have a browned appearance.

Brown off the gammon before playing in the slow cooker

Using cooking tongs place the gammon on top of the onions and pour over the cider, season with pepper and place the lid on a cook for 6-7 hours.

Once cooked serve your gammon cooked with cider with a helping of mash and peas and spoon a little of the remaining juice from the slow cooker over the top.

Serve the Gammon cooked in cider and onions with mash and peas

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Serve the Gammon cooked in cider and onions with mash and peas

Slow Cooker Gammon Cooked In Cider

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes

Deliciously Easy Slow Cooker Gammon Cooked In Cider Recipe, this is an easy slow cooker recipe perfect for midweek meals for a families midweek mealplan

Ingredients

  • 4 Gammon Steaks
  • 400ml of dry apple cider
  • 2 large onions
  • Pepper to season

Instructions

    Chop the onions into thick slices ( The onions taste delicious after a day in the slow cooker, but they need to be thick and chunky)

    Place the onions into the bottom of the slow cooker to create a base layer

    Layer the slow cooker with onions

    Now cut the the thick rind off the gammon before searing it in a hot frying pan with a little oil, you want the gammon to have a browned appearance.

    Brown off the gammon before playing in the slow cooker

    Using cooking tongs place the gammon on top of the onions and pour over the cider, season with pepper and place the lid on a cook for 6-7 hours.

    Once cooked serve your gammon cooked with cider with a helping of mash and peas and spoon a little of the remaining juice from the slow cooker over the top.

Notes

You can also try flavoured ciders such as pear for a slighly sweeter flavour.

When you are making your mash, try making it with the skin on the potatoes it tastes so much better.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 692Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 214mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 59g

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