Cooking gammon. You can cook your own gammon (you can boil it, roast it or glake and bake it)! On Cooking-times.com, we help you achieve the best result without having to guess the cooking time and temperature! We’ll even provide a calculator! Translation in French: jambon fumé.
How do I cook gammon?
- Preparing gammon
- Cooking gammon in a pot (calculator)
- Cooking gammon in an oven (calculator)
- Cooking gammon with a glaze
- Cooking gammmon with an air fryer
What to pair gammon with?
Gammon pairs well with roasted carrots, parsnips, and potatoes (toss them in olive oil, sprinkle with herbs, and roast until golden and caramelized). You can also serve gammon with either mustard (consider serving a classic mustard sauce or a whole-grain mustard dip), pineapple or apple sauce (prepare a homemade applesauce using fresh apples and a touch of cinnamon).
Preparing gammon. Before cooking gammon, remove any packaging and rinse it under cold water to remove excess brine or salt. Soaking the gammon in water for a few hours can help reduce the saltiness further if necessary. Once rinsed, pat it dry with kitchen paper.
Cook gammon in pot
Cooking gammon in a pot. Boiling gammon is a traditional and straightforward method.
1. Place the gammon in a large pot, cover it with water, and bring it to a boil.
2. Reduce the heat to a simmer and allow it to cook. Use our calculator to determine the cooking time. Remember to skim any impurities that rise to the surface during the cooking process.
Cooking gammon in an oven. Roasting gammon in the oven is perhaps the most popular way to cook it.
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C)
2. Place the gammon in a roasting pan, cover it with foil, and cook for about 25 minutes per pound (or 55 minutes per kilogram) of gammon. Remove the foil during the last 30 minutes to achieve a golden, crispy exterior. Just use our calculator!
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Cook gammon with a glaze
Cooking gammon with a glaze. Glazing and baking gammon is a great way to infuse it with a delicious sweetness.
1. After boiling or parboiling, preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).
2. Place the gammon in a roasting pan, score the fat in a diamond pattern, and brush it with your desired glaze, such as honey and mustard or brown sugar and pineapple juice.
3. Bake for approximately 20 minutes per pound (or 45 minutes per kilogram), basting occasionally with the glaze to create a sticky, flavorful crust.
Air fryer gammon
Cooking gammon in an air fryer. If your gammon joint isn’t too big and fit into your air fryer basket, you can air fry it!
1. Take the gammon out of your refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking to bring it closer to room temperature.
2. Cover the gammon with aluminium foil (wrap it completely)
3. Preheat your air fryer to 340°F (170°C).
4. Cook the wrapped gammon for 40 minutes (for a 2-lbs gammon). Meanwhile, you can prepare a glaze. My favorite is whole-grain mustard with honey and Worcestershire sauce (in equal parts each)
5. Take the gammon out of the fryer, remove the foil and score the fat in a diamond shape (you can reduce the thickness of the rind before that). Brush with the glaze .
6. Cook in the air fryer (without foil) for an extra 5 minutes at 400°F (200°C). Brush again once cooked and let the gammon rest a couple of minutes before serving.
Gammon comes from the hind legs of a pig. It is typically prepared from the hindquarters, which includes the ham and part of the surrounding fat.
Gammon is often cured (the meat is preserved through salt, brine, or smoking) and can be eaten hot as a roast gammon or cold in sandwiches