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Gammon Steaks with Cider    HT  MC  English  55mins plus soaking


Serves 4     Hot  Pork  Bacon  Alcohol  Main Course  Eggless  England British  Europe



4   Gammon Steaks  
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 Heaped teasp Brown Sugar
300ml/10fl.oz. Dry Cider
1 teasp Cornflour 
2 tbsp Double Cream 
Salt and pepper




1. Soak the gammon steaks in cold water for 1 hour.


2. Remove the steaks from the water and pat them dry with kitchen paper. 


3. Place the mustard and sugar  in a small bowl and add enough cider to make a paste. Spread the paste over the gammon steaks and leave to marinate for 20 minutes.


4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6. 


5.  Place the marinated steaks in the a casserole dish and pour over the remaining cider. Bake in a hot oven at  for 20 minutes.


6. When the gammon steaks are cooked, strain off the liquid into a small saucepan cover the dish with foil and return to the oven to keep warm. 


7. Dissolve the cornflour in 2 tablespoons of water and add to the cooking liquor in the pan. Bring the mixture to the boil, stirring constantly then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes. 


8. Stir in the cream and adjust the seasoning. Pour the sauce over the gammon steaks and serve immediately.




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