Try our gammon in coke recipe, then discover more gammon recipes, including slow-cooker gammon in cider, chargrilled gammon with creamy spinach and mustard-glazed gammon.

Serve cold with a potato salad or warm with roast potatoes and hot mustard.

Use ‘full-fat’ sugar versions of cola instead of the diet versions to flavour the gammon.

You can swap cola for ginger beer for a spicier kick.


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Gammon in coke recipe


  • 2kg mild-cure gammon joint, tied
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1¾ litres cola (or enough to cover the gammon)


  • 1 tbsp english mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp soft dark brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp runny honey
  • pinch of ground cloves (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Put the gammon, onion and peppercorns in a large pan and cover with the cola, topping it up with enough water to cover the gammon if there isn’t enough liquid. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 2 hrs.

  • STEP 2

    Drain and leave to cool for 20 mins until the gammon is cool enough to handle. Heat the oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 9. Trim the fat of the gammon so it’s around ½cm thick, and lightly score all over in a criss-cross pattern.

  • STEP 3

    Combine together all the ingredients for the glaze, and brush all over the gammon. Roast the gammon for 15-20 mins until the fat is crisp and golden. Leave to rest for 10 mins, then slice.


Liberty MendezRecipe developer

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