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!
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.
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.