Leftover Gammon and Cabbage Recipe

I’m sure everyone has had one of those days where you open the fridge and think ‘What am I supposed to make with that?’ Well, that was my initial reaction when I looked in to find some leftover gammon joint, 1/2 a cabbage and some onions. Gammon, cabbage and mash might be quite traditional in Northern Ireland, but I wanted something a bit more exciting from a gammon and cabbage recipe!

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This got me thinking about the Christmas hit that is Brussel sprouts with bacon, and figuring this was nearly the same thing I decided to experiment.

To make this you will need:

White Cabbage – about 1/3 shredded

Cooked gammon – as much as you choose – diced

1 onion – peeled and cut into rings

1 tsp lazy garlic

pinch ground peppercorns

pinch chilli flakes (optional)

This was so easy to make with such basic ingredients I couldn’t believe how yummy it was. Just spray a frying pan with some oil and throw in all the ingredients over a medium heat. It takes about 10 minutes for the cabbage to soften and the gammon to heat thoroughly.

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The sweetness of the onion and salty flavour of the gammon really complimented the cabbage. I know white cabbage is probably one of the least attractive looking vegetables, but this dish more than makes up for it in flavour.

I served mine with some home-made chips, and I’m definitely adding this gammon and cabbage recipe to my recipe book.

 

 

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