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Boiled Gammon with Pease Pudding Recipe

Boiled gammon with pease pudding recipe.

Sometimes there's nothing quite like good old fashioned food to cheer you up and fill you up.

Gammon with Pease Pudding and Carrots

Yep old fashioned food has made a comeback, yes indeed and it's now known as Gastropub food. It may not be the best looking dinner but don't knock it till you've tried it!

Public houses in the UK known as pubs, years ago only ever had the choice of a packet of crisps or peanuts they didn't serve anything in the way of proper food.

Back in those days, there was always a man with a stall selling fish; cockles and prawns and stuff. You hardly ever see this now, I assume because of supermarkets fresh fish is widely available.

Also, due to the low cost, we can buy alcohol nowadays they have had to serve food in a big fashion. Most pubs are now serving a wide variety of top quality food.

What is Pease Pudding?

Pease pudding, traditionally produced in England, especially in the industrial North Eastern areas. It's made from yellow split peas is easy enough to make yourself.

But as I'm lazy I bought mine in a tin. Produced under the brand name 'Foresight' pease pudding has been going since I was a kid - yes, yes that's quite some time ago!

You will need a big saucepan or something like this Stay Cool Casserole by Stellar Cookware that's big enough to take the gammon and carrots.


Stay cool casserole by Stellar cookware

How long do you boil bacon or gammon for?

Gammon or bacon will take 45 mins per kilo plus 30 minutes.

My piece of gammon was 750g and I cooked it for 75 minutes and it was fine.

It's well worth cooking more potatoes and carrots than you need as the leftovers are delicious; you can fry them up then next day and top with a fried egg 😋

Does anyone remember Bacon and Onion Roly Poly Pudding?

If you're looking for old fashioned recipes how about Old Fashioned Bread Pudding.

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Boiled Gammon with Pease Pudding

Boiled Gammon with Pease Pudding

Good old fashioned food has made a comeback; this is now Gastropub food!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 1 H & 15 MTotal time: 1 H & 20 M

Ingredients

  • Smoked gammon joint - mine was 750g
  • Carrots - peeled and halved lengthways 
  • Pease pudding from a tin
  • Boiled potatoes to serve

Instructions

  1. Put the gammon joint and carrots into a large saucepan with cold water to cover.
  2. Bring to the boil, there's no need for salt as the gammon is itself salty.
  3. Pop a lid on and simmer for about 45 mins per kilo plus 30 minutes.
  4. My piece of gammon was 750g and I cooked it for 75 minutes and it was cooked perfectly.
  5. Serve with heated pease pudding (you might wasn't to loosen it up a bit) by adding a little of the cooking liquid from the gammon.
  6. Serve with the boiled potatoes, carrots and please pudding.
  7. Spoon a little of the cooking liquid from the bacon over the whole dish.

Notes:

Put the gammon joint into boiling water; no need for salt as the gammon is itself salty.

Pop a lid on and simmer for about 45 mins per kilo plus 30 minutes. 


My piece of gammon was 750g and I cooked it for 75 minutes and it was perfectly cooked.

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4 comments

  1. Traditional yum! We have the same thing back home in Canada, except we call it a Jigs Dinner. (Newfie Delight!)

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  2. Pease Pudding in a tin! Shame on you, ha ha! There's a great recipe in Jamie Oliver's first naked chef book, it's well worth a try...

    I love pease pudding and I'm spoiled for choice as pretty much every butcher up here in Sunderland sells their own. It's great in a ham sandwich made with 'stottie cake' or warmed in a sausage butty.

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  3. Jan, you just can't go wrong with some of the good old traditional favourites.

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  4. This takes me back to my childhood Jan when mom would make "sloppy peas". I have a feeling they are different than pease pud but both are delicious.

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