Foods like lemon and honey, tomato and basil, Nutella and peanut butter are all perfect flavour combinations. I wouldn’t have put ham and Coca Cola on my list of favourite food combinations at all – until last night when we had slow cooked Coca Cola ham.
My version of coca cola ham is a much simplified version of the Nigella ham in coke recipe as it doesn’t have any fancy stuff in it 😉
It really couldn’t be easier to make and the results are delicious.
I always bring my ham joint to the boil in a pan for five minutes to get rid of any excess salt but I know lots of people don’t do this and still have great results. Once I’ve boiled the ham, I added it to the slow cooked and then I poured in just enough (full fat) Coca Cola to cover the ham joint.
I cooked it on slow for five hours and voila – delicious slow cooker coca cola ham.
The photo really doesn’t do it justice, especially as little hands kept coming to help themselves to some as it was so nice and they couldn’t wait for me to take a photo before they tucked in 😉
I was planning on finishing our coca cola ham in the oven with a bit of a glaze but a hungry family quickly vetoed that idea. If I had of been allowed to glaze it, I would have made a glaze out of some honey, a little mustard and some brown sugar and brushed it all over the ham before baking in the over for 15-20 minutes. Mmmmmmmmmm…..
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