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Old 10-05-2013, 12:26 PM   #11
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I have heard of it but never tried it. I also have heard of a chocolate cake made with coca cola and our local volunteer fire company is known for their ham barbecue sandwiches, the sauce being made by combining coca cola and ketchup, I believe. Ham barbecue sandwiches are a really big thing in Pittsburgh.

I guess I should have checked before I posted. I found a recipe for the barbecue sauce and it does contain quite a few more ingredients.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/f...ipe/index.html
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:40 PM   #12
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I have heard and read of using cola for cooking purposes to apparently add sweetness. I have never done it or known anyone to use it.
I did see fried Coca-cola at a fair a couple years ago.
Fried Coca cola, I'll have to think about that!

Was it used in fritters or something like that?
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:52 PM   #13
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Never baked a ham with cola. My sister did pulled pork once with it. All she did was to put the pork butt in the crock pot, added a 12 oz. can of regular Coke and cook. She said it was some of the best pork she'd ever had. I have it on my list to try it the next time I get a pork butt. I may try the ham too.
That looks something like the methods I've seen. One of recipes (not one of NL's) said it MUST be Coca-cola not Pepsi or supermarket's own. Made me think it might originally have been an invention of the C-C company.

(I always thought that a pork butt was from the pig's back end but came across a diagram of American cuts of meat which said it's part of the pig's shoulder. One lives and learns.)
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:57 PM   #14
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Fried Coca cola, I'll have to think about that!

Was it used in fritters or something like that?
Kinda.. It's Coke mixed with other flavorings, sugar and flour. Rolled into balls and deep fried. There's a bunch of recipes...Google is your friend.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:26 PM   #15
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I am a Nigella fan but I hate ham in coke, I tried it just once, waste of a good ham .
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:40 PM   #16
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That looks something like the methods I've seen. One of recipes (not one of NL's) said it MUST be Coca-cola not Pepsi or supermarket's own. Made me think it might originally have been an invention of the C-C company.
Maybe, but many people are adamant about their preference for one or the other. I've never done a ham with cola, but I'm not a fan of baked ham, either. I like it smoked.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:50 AM   #17
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I like baked ham, but I don't understand what the Coca Cola is supposed to do to it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:34 AM   #18
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I like baked ham, but I don't understand what the Coca Cola is supposed to do to it.
I think the acid will tenderize and as it reduces, the sweetener will caramelize into a glaze.
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