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Old 04-20-2009, 07:51 AM   #1
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Cooking with Coca Cola

I'd heard about this recipe ages ago, never bothered to make it though, then my son popped over & told me how good it was when he made it. I gave it a go...now I wouldn't cook ham any other way!! Fantastic! It comes out tasting of BBQ,
has anyone else done this? I bet I'm the last lol

Honey, Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Ham



Serves 4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cooking Time 1 hr 20 mins
Ingredients
  • Ham joint 625g/1lb 6oz (off the bone)
  • 2 ½ litres Coca Cola (see Cook’s tips)
  • 1 Dsp Honey
  • ¼ Tsp Mustard powder
  • ½ Tsp Dark brown soft sugar
Method
  • Place the ham in a large heavy saucepan (See Cook’s tips)
  • Pour over the Coca Cola until ham is completely covered
  • Bring to the boil
  • Skim off scum as it comes to the boil
  • Cover, but leave a slight gap for steam to escape and simmer for 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Either leave the ham to cool in the Cola or take out and cool on a plate
  • When ham has cooled carefully cut off the skin to expose the fat
  • Use a sharp knife and score diagonally to make a diamond pattern
  • Put ham into a foil container, ( See Cook’s tips) or foil lined baking tin
  • Brush the honey over the scored fat
  • Mix the sugar and mustard together and pat over the honey
  • Cook in a preheated oven 240°C/475°F/Gas mark 9 for 10 minutes
  • Take out and baste, then cook for another 5 minutes until glaze is bubbling
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly, then carve.
Cook's tips
  • Use the normal Coca Cola, not the diet or Zero
  • You can use a saucepan to accommodate the size of ham your cooking, and use more or less Coca Cola, just make sure the ham is covered by the liquid
  • I use the freezer foil containers
  • The amount of glaze ingredients in this recipe are to cover a small joint, just double or triple for a larger one, the flavour will remain the same
Equipment
  • Large heavy saucepan with lid
  • Foil container, or foil lined tin
Shopping List
  • Ham joint 625g/1lb 6oz (off the bone)
  • 2 ½ litres Coca Cola
  • 1 Dsp Honey
  • ¼ Tsp Mustard powder
  • ½ Tsp Dark brown soft sugar

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Old 04-20-2009, 09:18 AM   #2
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My mother used to cook brisket using coke.
I tried it - not bad
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:24 AM   #3
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Hi Mike
I have to admit, I cooked this out of curiosity. I was amazed how much better it tasted!
Brisket sounds good though, I'll give it a go... cheers
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:31 PM   #4
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Wow, beautiful ham! I have never cooked one in Coke, but you have just convinced me to give it a try. I have added Dr Pepper to my bar-b-que sauce.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:40 PM   #5
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I've never had ham that way, but it sounds and looks delicious. My grandmother uses coke to marinade steak. I can't convince her to try something else because she loves how tender it is.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:22 PM   #6
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My daughter throws Diet Brown Stuff into the boxed cupcake mix. She swears by how moist they are. I think it replaces the fat in the recipe. Hmmm. I don't think I'll make them...I just can't make myself buy a boxed mix of anything, but hey, if she'll bake 'em, I'll eat 'em.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:51 AM   #7
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Wow, beautiful ham! I have never cooked one in Coke, but you have just convinced me to give it a try. I have added Dr Pepper to my bar-b-que sauce.
Cooksie, you have to try this
or the cat gets it!!...only joking
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My daughter throws Diet Brown Stuff into the boxed cupcake mix. She swears by how moist they are. I think it replaces the fat in the recipe. Hmmm. I don't think I'll make them...I just can't make myself buy a boxed mix of anything, but hey, if she'll bake 'em, I'll eat 'em.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:45 PM   #9
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red eye gravy made with coffee or cola.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:55 PM   #10
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Coke is used regularly here to cook hams, etc. They always turn out superlicioius!
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