Sunday roast is a sure fire way to cure the Sunday blues. It’s always fun to get everyone to chip in money and get some nice food and banter in return.
Start by placing the gammon joint in a pan of cold water. Bring the water to the boil and drain. This helps get rid of some of the saltiness. Then cover the gammon in coca-cola with a peeled and halved onion. Bring the coke to the boil and let it slowly simmer for roughly 1 1/2 hours for enough meat to serve 5-6 people.
Meanwhile chop two medium size onions and slowly cook them in 1tsp of oil and 1 tsp of sugar on a low heat until they turn caramel, about 15 minutes should suffice! While the onions are cooking (don’t forget to keep stirring them) peel the potatoes. Again quantities depend on how many people, how hungry etc. Once the potatoes are peeled thinly slice them and set aside. Add a medium size carton of single cream to the onions and the same amount of milk and stir. Then start layering the potatoes. One layer potatoes, one layer onion cream etc. Do this until you are left with a layer of potato on top and NO cream. Simply grate a little bit of cheese on top and put in the oven at 200 for about an hour.
Once the gammon has been boiling for the set amount of time drain off the coca-cola and keep the onion. Put the gammon in a roasting dish lined with foil. Score the fat on the top and add a layer of honey. Put the gammon in the oven with the potoes for roughly half an hour. I added some carrots and broccoli on the same dish as the gammon with a splash of water. Keep a close eye on the meat and potatoes and make sure they don’t burn. Enjoy a Sunday feast!