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Using Coca Cola is an interesting way of cooking gammon and it is certainly worth a try.

I have done this a number of times and it has been always very well received.

The idea of using Coca Cola for cooking gammon has been published by a number of cooks and chefs including Nigella Lawson.

The only difference with my version is using a thermal cooker which I find the ideal way of cooking a gammon joint.


  • Gammon joint, to fit snugly in your thermal cooker
  • 2 litre bottle Coca Cola (real not diet)
  • 1 onion, sliced in half


  1. Wash the gammon and then place it into the bottom of the inner pot.
  2. Add the onion the cover the ham and onion with the Coca Cola.
  3. Bring to the boil and then turn down to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes with the lid on.
  5. Place the inner pot into the insulated outer container.
  6. Shut the lid and leave to thermal slow cook with out power for a minimum of 5 hours.
  7. Remove the gammon and either serve immediately with new potatoes and vegetables of your choice or leave to cool and serve cold with salad.


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