Boiled gammon and cabbage

This is a traditional Irish dish that my mum used to make for me when I was growing up. I love the simplicity and flavours that are so comforting.
1h 30min
Classic Dishes


  • About 2kg unsmoked gammon joint 
  • 1 spring or savoy cabbage, chopped 
  • 2 leeks, chopped 
  • Black pepper 


Step 1

Place your gammon joint, fat side up, in a large pot. Fill with water to cover

Step 2

Bring to a boil. If a lot of white froth appears, discard and refill with water and boil again

Step 3

Reduce to a simmer

Step 4

Add in the chopped vegetables. Cover and allow to cook for about 1.5 hours

Step 5

Drain the liquid and then carve your gammon

Step 6

Serve your gammon and vegetables with black pepper.

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