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My own recipe.

cost: £1 serves: 2
use your leftover gammon from yesterday’s meal, or use bacon lardons if you want to make it any time

1 C cooked ham, cubed.
1 medium yellow onion
2 tins cannellini or great northern beans
2 C water
black pepper

Roughly chop the onion and sautee with the ham and a little butter until the onions are just tender.  Deglaze with a splash of water and dump into a slowcooker.  Add beans and water, and season with a pinch of salt and generous cracks of black pepper.  Cover and let simmer for several hours until the beans are tender and the soup has thickened, stirring occasionally.  If the soup becomes too thick, add additional water.

If your gammon or ham had a bone in it, you can use it in this soup.  Remove it just before serving.  Any bits of meat still clinging to the bone should be really easy to remove and add back to the soup.  This soup is amazing served on a cool, rainy day with  warm cornbread.


Based on the ham we baked at the deli every Sunday.

cost: £4-6 serves: 4
bake for up to 5 hours, but don’t forget to keep basting!

1 unsmoked gammon joint
12 or more whole cloves, or 2 t ground cloves
3 C 7up or other lemon soda

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Remove any tough skin from the gammon joint, but leave the fat on.  Place in a roasting dish, fat side up.  Poke cloves into the top of the joint, then pour over the lemonade.  Bake for a minimum of 3 hours, basting every 30 minutes. Top up the juices as needed with additional lemonade.  You can add the juices to gravy, but they will be too salty to make gravy directly.  Serve with your favourite Sunday roast sides.