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Day 5: Waste Not Want Not Week: Gammon Joint!

By Pepper Bento

Today is day 5 of 5 on making delicious dinners from your leftover gammon or pork joint, yes the last day folks!

Every day this week I have been posting two recipes for you to choose from.

We’ve already had :

Slow Roasted Pork Sunday Roast
Crackling, Pork Scratchings
Pulled Pork Char Sui Style
Gammon, Cheese & Mushroom Doughballs

Croque Monsieur
Eggy Bread Croque Monsieur
Gammon & Egg Croquettes CU
Gammon, Rice & Mushroom Filo Pies CU

Today I am focusing on hearty, comforting, easy foods, perfect for the end of a tiring week I’d say!

Today’s recipes are:

Split Pea & Gammon Soup

Split Pea & Gammon Soup


Gammon, Pea & Potato Frittata

Gammon, Pea & Potato Frittatta

Split Pea & Gammon Soup
Serves 4

Split Pea & Gammon Soup

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely diced
250g dry green slip peas
100g chopped gammon
Salt and pepper to taste


In a large cast iron pot or saucepan add the vegetable oil and on a medium heat sauté the onion.

Remove from the heat and add in the split peas and gammon pieces, season with salt and pepper.

Stir, then add enough water to cover the peas and bring to the boil.

Turn down to a low heat or place in a 160oc oven (if using an oven proof pan) for about 2 hours, checking and stirring every 30 minutes, adding more water if necessary.

Serve with a bread roll and enjoy!

Gammon, Pea & Potato Frittata
Serves 2

Gammon, Pea & Potato Frittatta CU

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 small potatoes, chopped thin
100g gammon pieces, chopped
4 eggs
A handful of frozen garden peas
Salt & pepper to taste


Break the eggs into a jug and whisk.

In a medium sized frying pan heat the vegetable oil and when hot add the potatoes in and fry until golden and cooked through.

Making sure the oil has coated all of the inside of the frying pan, on a medium heat add the eggs, gammon and peas to the potato and season with salt and pepper.

Stir once to evenly distribute the fillings then leave to cook until the top is still runny but the edges are cooked.

Heat a grill to a medium heat and place the frying pan under until the top is golden brown and is no longer runny.

It’s delicious as breakfast, lunch or dinner!

So there it is; 5 days, 10 recipes with just one gammon joint, I hope you’ve enjoyed the series! Do let me know what you think and if you found it helpful!

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