Braised Bacon

It’s been a while since I’ve cooked a joint of meat for tea on Sunday and this week we fancied gammon..

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I had bought a 1 kg joint of gammon, the recipe doesn’t really advise a meat quantity but I decided to use the exact amount of veg it suggests. I did forget to buy a turnip so had to use potato instead and just used a couple medium sized ones.

I didn’t bother to soak the meat as the butcher always tells me there’s no need to do that. I went straight to the boiling stage and boiled for 30 minutes. Then I plonked on top of the veg..

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According to the weight of the joint I have it only needs an hour of cooking, so I boiled it for 30 minutes then it only needed another 30 minutes in the oven so I left it uncovered for the entire time

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Gammon doesn’t photograph very well! It looks really pink and not cooked in all my photos but it really doesn’t look quite so bright in colour in real life!!

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After cooking in the oven I removed the meat, strained off the suace and thickened that with cornflour. I then served the meat with the veg and the sauce poured over.

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I didn’t bother to make anything else to have with this as it’s pretty much a meal on its own! The gammon is good, the veg is nice and soft but the potatoes have still held their shape. The sauce wasn’t thick enough for me, I had ran out of cornflour and only had about half a teaspoon so not enough to thicken the sauce!

Overall it was a good Sunday dinner and we really enjoyed it.

Would I make this again? Yes

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