Monday, July 27, 2009

Coca Cola Baked Ham


Oh enough with the soda already! Honestly, another recipe involving cola? Yes. Really. Cola is actually quite nice to cook with - it's sweet and slightly spicy and the flavor does go very well with meat. This recipe comes from the lovely and entertaining The Cracker Kitchen cookbook by Janis Owens (I've written about it before) and I'm very pleased with it. I made this for Easter (and yes, I really should have posted about it before) and we just ate it plain, with fresh pineapple. It'd go really well with a potato au gratin though!

Coca Cola Baked Ham
(printable recipe)

About 2 kg cooked ham
1 can of Coca Cola
6 tbsp brown sugar

Mix the cola and sugar in a large plastic bag, and let the sugar dissolve. Place the ham in the bag, tie it, and leave it to marinate overnight. Turn the bag a few times to make sure the whole ham is covered.

Bake at 175°C for 45-60 minutes, basting it a few times meanwhile. Leave it to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe in Swedish:
Coca cola-bakad skinka


Feline Flodin said...

Yeah! Jag kokade revbenen i cola. :D 1,5 liter nästan. Det blev ju bra. :D (Det var cola i bbq-såsen också. Jag slog på stor-amerikanskt. ;))

Tina said...

how could you possibly need all the sugar in a coke and then ADD more?? I mean isn't there a healthier choice?

Anne said...

Tina - the sugar helps get a caramelized crust on the ham, which is really the whole idea. Most of the sugar and soda ends up in the pan, anyway. Having a soda with your meal is a far worse choice than cooking with it.

Holly And the Ivy said...

My aunty does something like this for christmas and it's definately my favourite way of eating roast ham. I'm so glad i've come across this recipe because I always forget to ask my aunty for one, hehe.
Will definately be trying it in the colder months! :)

Shaun McGowan said...

Potato Bakes are really yummy, this baked ham would go well with one!