Christmas Ham in Coke

You can now buy a Christmas ham in Coke by filling out this form. This is the latest item on Walmart’s website, which has thousands of other products for sale around the holiday season.

If you are looking for a way to make ham in Coke, then you should use the “ham in coke slow cooker” to help you.

A sweet and sticky honey mustard sauce coats a delectable holiday ham cooked in cola and finished in the oven.

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Christmas isn’t complete without a Christmas Ham. It’s lightly spiced with seasonal flavors and goes well with a turkey on Christmas Day. Alternatively, I like making it on Christmas Eve and serving it with crusty bread and salads for a quick meal before the mayhem of Christmas Day starts.

I produced a Slow Cooker Christmas Ham dish a few years ago that is always a hit, but this year I wanted to offer a different variation where the gammon is cooked on the stovetop in cola instead. After that, it’s completed in the oven to get that sweet, sticky glaze.

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To begin, place a 2 kilogram gammon, unsmoked in a big pot. To accommodate the gammon and the liquid, it must be rather large. I’m cooking in a big stock pot.

Add the bay leaves, cloves, star anise, and black peppercorns.

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2 litres of cola should be added. If the cola isn’t nearly enough to cover the gammon, add more water.

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Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low heat and let to simmer for 2 hours.

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Remove the ham from the pot and place it in a foil-lined baking dish. Don’t forget about the foil! Otherwise, cleaning the glaze off the plate is a nightmare!

Remove the skin off the top of the gammon using a sharp knife. Make diagonal slices in the fat, then stud with garlic cloves.

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In a bowl, combine honey, dijon mustard, and brown sugar to make the glaze. Half of the glaze should be poured over the ham.

Preheat oven to 180°C and bake for 20 minutes.

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Return the ham to the oven for another 15 minutes with the remaining glaze. Allow the ham to rest for 10-15 minutes after removing it from the oven before carving.

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FAQ’s

Is it okay if I use smoked gammon? Yes, you certainly can. Personally, I find smoked gammon to be a little too salty, so I would soak it in water for half an hour before rinsing it. This will aid in the removal of some of the salt.

Is it okay if I drink diet coke? It has to be regular coke or cola. The sugar in the cola is required to tenderize the gammon.

Is it possible to prepare this ahead of time? Yes, you certainly can. I’d fry it in cola and then peel the skin off. Allow it cool completely before storing in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Remove the ham from the fridge an hour or two before glazing it to bring it to room temperature. Then finish the glazing and baking in the oven processes.

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Looking for ideas for what you can do with leftover ham? Try my Leftover Turkey & Ham Pasta.

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Ham in Coke for Christmas


Description

A sweet and sticky honey mustard sauce coats a delectable holiday ham cooked in cola and finished in the oven.


Ingredients

  • 2 kilogram gammon, unsmoked
  • 15 garlic cloves
  • three bay leaves
  • 2 anise star
  • 20 peppercorns, black
  • 2 litres of Coca-Cola
  • 40 garlic cloves
  • honey, 4 tbsp
  • 3 tablespoons mustard dijon
  • 1 tbsp sugar (brown)

Instructions

  1. In a very big saucepan or stock pot, place the unsmoked gammon. 
  2. Pour in the cola and add the cloves, bay leaves, star anise, and peppercorns.
  3. If the cola does not completely cover the gammon, add more water until it is entirely immersed.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low heat and cook for 2 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking dish with two layers of tin foil.
  6. Place the ham in the dish after removing it from the pot.
  7. Remove the skin off the gammon using a sharp knife, keeping the fat intact.
  8. Then make diagonal slices through the fat with the knife. With the cloves, make a stud.
  9. In a mixing dish, combine the honey, dijon mustard, and brown sugar.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes with half of the glaze on top of the ham.
  11. Return the ham to the oven for another 15 minutes with the remaining glaze.
  12. Allow for 10-15 minutes of resting time before carving.

Notes

This ham will stay in the fridge for 2 days if kept covered. It may also be frozen after being sliced or cut into bits.

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The “nigella coca cola ham” is a Christmas Ham that has been placed in coke. The ham is coated with the Coca-Cola syrup and then baked for about an hour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you put gammon in Coke?

A: Gammon is a type of pork that can be made from bacon or shoulder. It is boiled and then covered in brown sugar, ginger, and molasses before being roasted for hours.

Can you soak country ham in Coca Cola?

A: Yes, you can soak country ham in Coca Cola.

Does Coke tenderize ham?

A: Im sorry, but this information is not available.

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