Servings 4 people


  • Large Pot
  • Roasting Tin
  • Baking Tray


  • 1 Gammon
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 2 tsp Vinegar
  • 4 tbsp Mustard


  • Sit the gammon with onion, bay leaves and vinegar. Pour enough water to completely cover the gammon.
  • Bring to the boil, then simmer for 45 minutes. Remove gammon from the pot and allow it to cool.
  • Once cool enough to handle, carefully cut away skin, leaving layer of fat. Pat skin dry with a tea towel, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to dry out.
  • Heat oven to 180C/160C Fan/ Gas Mark 4. Line one small roasting tin with foil and two small baking tray with baking parchment.
  • Put gammon in foil-lined tin, fat-side and rub all over with mustard then sugar.
  • Put the skin onto one of the baking trays, then place the other piece of parchment paper followed by the second tray. Find a weight to go on the top such as a heavy pan then place gammon and skin in the oven.
  • Roasted for 30 minutes, basting twice, until gammon is golden.
  • Take out of the oven and turn the oven up to 220C/200C Fan/ Gas Mark 7. Continue cooking the skin turning into crackling after 10 minutes it will be deep golden and crisp.
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