I have a weird relationship with gammon. I hated it when I was younger and although I like it now. That’s like, not love. it’s programmed in to me to not look forward to it. However, when I do have it I always enjoy it. It’s weird how the mind works.
To make this:
Remove the rind from the gammon and snip with scissors all the way around to stop it from curling at the edges.
Oil the gammon then brown it in a frying pan for a minute each side. Transfer to a baking tray and put in a preheated 180ºc (fan) oven for 5 minutes.
Chop a cauliflower and cover it with salted, boiling water, boil it for 5-7 minutes.
Whilst the cauli is boiling, gently fry a red onion.
Drain the cauliflower and add the red onion. Throw in some crème fraîche, loads of grated cheese and a good dollop of wholegrain mustard with some seasoning. Give it a good stir.
Drain any water from your gammon tray then pop the cauliflower cheese mix on top of the gammon. Sprinkle with more cheese and pop it in the oven (or under the grill) for a couple more minutes.
How I managed to transfer this to a plate without dropping any is a miracle.
I was so happy today as I had inspired someone at work to cook for his girlfriend. He’d made steak and chips and even arranged it beautifully on the plate. Well done Matt!
This was dinner… 26th September 2013.