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Huge 1.9KG gammon joint £3.49 at Aldi half price.

£3.49 @ ALDI
Found in Coalville. Shelf price, so hopefully national. Smoked and unsmoked. There were plenty on the shelf. Dated 13/01/15
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Found in Coalville. Shelf price, so hopefully national. Smoked and unsmoked. There were plenty on the shelf. Dated 13/01/15
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3 Likes #1
If anyone likes gammon try this recipe...
http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/ham-in-coca-cola-171

Can't say ive tried it because I don't eat meat but Ive heard lots of good reviews :)
#2
Joanna18
If anyone likes gammon try this recipe...
http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/ham-in-coca-cola-171

Can't say ive tried it because I don't eat meat but Ive heard lots of good reviews :)

It's crap, to put it simply.
Great reviews from the same slow cooker "melt in the mouth" brigade for talking about flaky overcooked meat that falls apart in your mouth.

:)
#3
Yep - I do that recipe - you cant use any form of sugar free cola though. Its really good for cheap gammon which may be too salty - the sugar counters the saltiness..
#4
Have done the ham in full fat coke a number of times and it's delicious.

Good price for the ham as well
#5
Probably left over Christmas stock as the date is pretty short for a gammon joint
#6
#7
robo989
Joanna18
If anyone likes gammon try this recipe...
http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/ham-in-coca-cola-171

Can't say ive tried it because I don't eat meat but Ive heard lots of good reviews :)

It's crap, to put it simply.
Great reviews from the same slow cooker "melt in the mouth" brigade for talking about flaky overcooked meat that falls apart in your mouth.

:)

its actually quite a common recipe and it works fine. you can also use apple juice/cider. Just adds some sweetness.

And slow cooking is a good way of turning less desirable (cheap) cuts into delicious stuff, not sure why you're so sour about it. I tried it a couple of times and couldn't get it right, but when its done properly its amazing.

Edited By: soRahms on Jan 04, 2015 15:51
#8
soRahms
robo989
Joanna18
If anyone likes gammon try this recipe...
http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/ham-in-coca-cola-171

Can't say ive tried it because I don't eat meat but Ive heard lots of good reviews :)

It's crap, to put it simply.
Great reviews from the same slow cooker "melt in the mouth" brigade for talking about flaky overcooked meat that falls apart in your mouth.

:)

its actually quite a common recipe and it works fine. you can also use apple juice/cider. Just adds some sweetness.

And slow cooking is a good way of turning less desirable (cheap) cuts into delicious stuff, not sure why you're so sour about it. I tried it a couple of times and couldn't get it right, but when its done properly its amazing.

I think you've basically nailed my point.
It's not amazing, it's "ok" and a fad, like slow cooking.

That leads the more realistic and hyperbole hating to cut the fat and speak out :)
#9
robo989
soRahms
robo989
Joanna18
If anyone likes gammon try this recipe...
http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/ham-in-coca-cola-171

Can't say ive tried it because I don't eat meat but Ive heard lots of good reviews :)

It's crap, to put it simply.
Great reviews from the same slow cooker "melt in the mouth" brigade for talking about flaky overcooked meat that falls apart in your mouth.

:)

its actually quite a common recipe and it works fine. you can also use apple juice/cider. Just adds some sweetness.

And slow cooking is a good way of turning less desirable (cheap) cuts into delicious stuff, not sure why you're so sour about it. I tried it a couple of times and couldn't get it right, but when its done properly its amazing.

I think you've basically nailed my point.
It's not amazing, it's "ok" and a fad, like slow cooking.

That leads the more realistic and hyperbole hating to cut the fat and speak out :)

Well no, its not "ok", its nicer than the normal method of just boiling in water. And if you buy a proper slow-cooked barbacoa beef burrito there is nothing like it.

There are fads, and there are new things that are actually good. Similarly, there are people who dislike things that are bad, and there are people who "hate" things just because they're new, popular, or "mainstream", regardless of their merit.

And like I said, the coke isn't a "fad" because people have been doing it for decades. I'm also pretty sure slow-cooking is new in terms of the UK, but has been done elsewhere for a long long time

Edited By: soRahms on Jan 04, 2015 16:05
#10
Same price in my local. Clearing xmas stock.
#11
we use diet coke and it tastes fine...always soak it overnight in water first to get rid of extra salt...and cook on top of cooker not slow cooker
#12
Not reduced in Aldi local to me.
#13
Wasn't available in the aldi in tottenham today. :(
#14
I cook mine in the slow cooker in full fat cola all the time, and the last ten mins in the oven after removing most of the fat, score into diamonds stud with cloves spread black treacle on top, its amazing
1 Like #15
soRahms
robo989
soRahms
robo989
Joanna18
If anyone likes gammon try this recipe...http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/ham-in-coca-cola-171
Can't say ive tried it because I don't eat meat but Ive heard lots of good reviews :)
It's crap, to put it simply.
Great reviews from the same slow cooker "melt in the mouth" brigade for talking about flaky overcooked meat that falls apart in your mouth.:)
its actually quite a common recipe and it works fine. you can also use apple juice/cider. Just adds some sweetness.
And slow cooking is a good way of turning less desirable (cheap) cuts into delicious stuff, not sure why you're so sour about it. I tried it a couple of times and couldn't get it right, but when its done properly its amazing.
I think you've basically nailed my point.
It's not amazing, it's "ok" and a fad, like slow cooking.
That leads the more realistic and hyperbole hating to cut the fat and speak out :)
Well no, its not "ok", its nicer than the normal method of just boiling in water. And if you buy a proper slow-cooked barbacoa beef burrito there is nothing like it.
There are fads, and there are new things that are actually good. Similarly, there are people who dislike things that are bad, and there are people who "hate" things just because they're new, popular, or "mainstream", regardless of their merit.
And like I said, the coke isn't a "fad" because people have been doing it for decades. I'm also pretty sure slow-cooking is new in terms of the UK, but has been done elsewhere for a long long time
......
Rahms, folk were doing before the wider uptake of microwaves, spit cooking, bbq etc, ..or the Aga / rayburn ...course it isn't new, just repackaged, a bit like a frickin auto timer "soup maker" ..god forbid they have to pre-prep the prep beyond pouring it in to cook slowly.

Any oven can be utilised for slow cooking all depends on how you prep & cook according to temp / hours.
BBQ or campfire speed of cooking depends on fuel & desire to feed fast / dutch pot slow cook etc.

Sous vide.... another form of slow cooking.

Nah, not new, nor hyperbole, if you wish to compare cooking / prep processes look at properly raised bread compared to the "quick" factory method.

Fact is, Having grown up around Aga's I have a tough time cooking by any other method, ..even on the top plates you are limited as to built up heat running down compared to a regular numeric instant setting hob array,are you therefore might simply be comparing what you are used to by default maybe!?

Coke for instance is just another easy to grab, no thought necessary pour & be done pre-mix where other things will do, when making up a reduction with my nipper for instance we'll add maybe 25 ingredients to get a single sauce.

However, the person who doesn't understand the difference between bark & burnt is a fool (yes I know it wasn't you) & stuff doesn't overcook if they understand the process / temps involved, can hold a cooked egg in water for a number of hours before its consistency go's awry (to the practised palate) ..just like they probably wouldn't "get" the time to add salt or hold back to a burger mix if you don't wish to convert lovely ground beef protein strings to Mc- mush unless you bother to compare the two & gut punch them after a sample by only feeding the mush.

It can be a pain having a shed-load of ingredients to get for one dish, but the effort & delivery from a few times practising is what makes the difference, ...precisely why I cook the same essential constituent components with my nipper & then link in the similarities, no waste, more intimate knowledge than a one off (which may not come out right).

my ribs done fast are 5 hours, 8+ for regular.

Apps are making things easier to get your head around cooking multiple dishes for folk at the same time, I have my modern kitchen oven (alas no aga anymore) kitted out with numerous probes which tie into the tablet / phone & work according to ongoing temps, great for planning . utilising lower temps while you do other stuff.

(take a look at the igrill2 for instance) ..which I also use in my bbq, or to monitor overall conditions in my smoker.
which you might find handy if experimenting as an appreciative foodie.

Serious eats, very good site you may get a kick from too!
1 Like #16
robo989
soRahms
robo989
Joanna18
If anyone likes gammon try this recipe...http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/ham-in-coca-cola-171
Can't say ive tried it because I don't eat meat but Ive heard lots of good reviews :)
It's crap, to put it simply.
Great reviews from the same slow cooker "melt in the mouth" brigade for talking about flaky overcooked meat that falls apart in your mouth.:)
its actually quite a common recipe and it works fine. you can also use apple juice/cider. Just adds some sweetness.
And slow cooking is a good way of turning less desirable (cheap) cuts into delicious stuff, not sure why you're so sour about it. I tried it a couple of times and couldn't get it right, but when its done properly its amazing.
I think you've basically nailed my point.
It's not amazing, it's "ok" and a fad, like slow cooking.
That leads the more realistic and hyperbole hating to cut the fat and speak out :)

I bought my fad slow cooker after seeing a deal on here 6 years ago. Been using it regularly ever since #justsayin

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/slow-cooker-9-99-235494
#17
Not as good as the recently expired Sainsburys deal (£3/kilo) but good if you missed that. Have done the Cola recipe twice over Christmas and New Year and got nothing but praise. Have two Sainsburys joints in the freezer but may get one of these as well.
#18
ifb-online
Not as good as the recently expired Sainsburys deal (£3/kilo) but good if you missed that. Have done the Cola recipe twice over Christmas and New Year and got nothing but praise. Have two Sainsburys joints in the freezer but may get one of these as well.

This is £1.84 a kilo?
#19
Which country is it from?
#20
coalfield
Which country is it from?

Produced and packaged in Ireland.
1 Like #21
soRahms
robo989
soRahms
robo989
Joanna18
If anyone likes gammon try this recipe...
http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/ham-in-coca-cola-171

Can't say ive tried it because I don't eat meat but Ive heard lots of good reviews :)

It's crap, to put it simply.
Great reviews from the same slow cooker "melt in the mouth" brigade for talking about flaky overcooked meat that falls apart in your mouth.

:)

its actually quite a common recipe and it works fine. you can also use apple juice/cider. Just adds some sweetness.

And slow cooking is a good way of turning less desirable (cheap) cuts into delicious stuff, not sure why you're so sour about it. I tried it a couple of times and couldn't get it right, but when its done properly its amazing.

I think you've basically nailed my point.
It's not amazing, it's "ok" and a fad, like slow cooking.

That leads the more realistic and hyperbole hating to cut the fat and speak out :)

Well no, its not "ok", its nicer than the normal method of just boiling in water. And if you buy a proper slow-cooked barbacoa beef burrito there is nothing like it.

There are fads, and there are new things that are actually good. Similarly, there are people who dislike things that are bad, and there are people who "hate" things just because they're new, popular, or "mainstream", regardless of their merit.

And like I said, the coke isn't a "fad" because people have been doing it for decades. I'm also pretty sure slow-cooking is new in terms of the UK
, but has been done elsewhere for a long long time
soRahms
robo989
soRahms
robo989
Joanna18
If anyone likes gammon try this recipe...
http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/ham-in-coca-cola-171

Can't say ive tried it because I don't eat meat but Ive heard lots of good reviews :)

It's crap, to put it simply.
Great reviews from the same slow cooker "melt in the mouth" brigade for talking about flaky overcooked meat that falls apart in your mouth.

:)

its actually quite a common recipe and it works fine. you can also use apple juice/cider. Just adds some sweetness.

And slow cooking is a good way of turning less desirable (cheap) cuts into delicious stuff, not sure why you're so sour about it. I tried it a couple of times and couldn't get it right, but when its done properly its amazing.

I think you've basically nailed my point.
It's not amazing, it's "ok" and a fad, like slow cooking.

That leads the more realistic and hyperbole hating to cut the fat and speak out :)

Well no, its not "ok", its nicer than the normal method of just boiling in water. And if you buy a proper slow-cooked barbacoa beef burrito there is nothing like it.

There are fads, and there are new things that are actually good. Similarly, there are people who dislike things that are bad, and there are people who "hate" things just because they're new, popular, or "mainstream", regardless of their merit.

And like I said, the coke isn't a "fad" because people have been doing it for decades. I'm also pretty sure slow-cooking is new in terms of the UK, but has been done elsewhere for a long long time


Slow cooking isn't new in the UK, we were all doing it during WW2 it's just making a modern comeback using ceramics and electricity rather than getting it hot covering in straw and burying it.

We do the coke ham recipe every new year, used a 3kg gammon joint this year, just put in slow cooker, poured in coke and left on low for 6 hours.

Personally I prefer cooking in a pan then roasting as the meat holds together better but we didn't have a pan big enough for this joint.

Got a really tasty Chipotle and Cola sauce from morissons which goes a treat with this
#22
nice to get a bit of surprise history!
#23
Derek_Duval
ifb-online
Not as good as the recently expired Sainsburys deal (£3/kilo) but good if you missed that. Have done the Cola recipe twice over Christmas and New Year and got nothing but praise. Have two Sainsburys joints in the freezer but may get one of these as well.

This is £1.84 a kilo?

OK, was actually in Aldi this afternoon and the Hemel Hempstead price was £3.99/kg - sorry for any confusion.
#24
great cheers!!
#25
Joanna18
If anyone likes gammon try this recipe...
http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/ham-in-coca-cola-171

Can't say ive tried it because I don't eat meat but Ive heard lots of good reviews :)

I've tried it, it's ok, but be prepared to throw away the roasting tin you use rather than attempt to clean it...

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