Search

Cherry-glazed ham hock

(0 ratings)

What's my recipe book?

Close

We know what it's like when you're browsing a site with as many recipes as ours. You find a brilliant recipe, want to make it again, but can't remember how you found it!

But we've solved the problem. Now, by clicking 'Save this recipe' or 'I cooked this' on any of our recipes, they'll be saved and grouped into your personal online recipe book. All you have to do is log in with your Facebook account to see them. When you click either of these buttons it will also tell your friends on Facebook what you've been cooking or saving so they too can give our quick and easy recipes a go (but you can turn this off at any time by visiting your 'My recipe book' page). Just click one of the buttons below or 'see my book' to get started. We hope you like it!

Print
Cherry-glazed ham hock
Cherry-glazed ham hock
  • Serves: 2

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This recipe is incredibly simple but results in very flavoursome, fall-apart ham thats infused with sweet, yet subtle, cherry. Its a great recipe to do in the slow cooker, if you have one, but if you dont, cook it in a large casserole pot in a low oven for up to 3 hours. Weve used ham hock, which is a lot cheaper than a gammon leg, but the results are just as good. One hock will easily yield enough meat for two people, but if youd like to make this for more people, you may need another hock.

Ingredients

  • 1 ham hock (or more, if youre feeding more people)
  • 2 litre bottle cherry Coca Cola
  • 3tbsp black cherry jam

Serve with potato salad made with parboiled new potatoes, cut into quarters, 3 spring onions, cut on the diagonal, 1tbsp mayonnaise, 1tbsp crme fraiche, 1tbsp French mustard and a twist of sea salt.

Method

  1. Put the ham hock and Cherry Coke in a slow cooker and cook on low for up to 5 hours, until the meat is very tender.
  2. Remove the ham from the slow cooker. Either discard the Coke-stock, or reserve to reduce and use as a sauce for another recipe.
  3. With a sharp knife, remove the skin and any chunks of fat.
  4. Transfer the ham to a roasting tin. Score the flesh of the meat then spread cherry jam all over the joint.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Bake the glazed ham for 20-30 mins, until the glaze becomes even stickier and thick.
  6. Transfer the ham to a serving plate and leave to rest for a few minutes. Use a knife and fork to tear it into chunks. Reserve the bones to make a stock for pea soup.

Your rating

Average rating

  • 0
(0 ratings)

Your comments

comments powered by Disqus

FREE Newsletter