As the size of a whole piece of gammon usually is bigger than we can eat in one sitting, we may often have the question if we can reheat the gammon, if you can reheat it multiple times. If yes, then how to do it properly? Let’s find out!
Before thinking about reheating, I recommend thinking from the beginning about how you will plan to eat the gammon leftovers.
If you will eat the entire leftover gammon piece at once, then you can keep it whole.
If the gammon piece is too large and you will need 2-3 tables to finish the gammon leftovers, I recommend dividing the gammon into portions before putting it in the fridge or freezer.
So, can you reheat the gammon? Yes, you can reheat gammon no matter if you need to reheat in the oven a bigger piece of gammon, or only a few sliced in the microwave. You can even reheat the sliced gammon in a pan on the stove.
You can even cut it into slices and when you will need to reheat it, you can use the microwave for a few minutes and your delicious piece of meat is ready to be served back on the table.
How to Reheat the Gammon Properly?
It all depends on how you cooked the gammon and if it is sliced or not.
If you need to reheat a whole piece of gammon, then the best and easier method for you will be to put the gammon on the baking sheet and reheat it in the oven.
If you need to reheat only a few slices of gammon, you don’t need to reheat the entire oven for that. You can reheat the gammon in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes, or even on the stove on medium heat for 2-4 minutes.
What You Should Pay Attention While Reheating?
As the gammon is smoked until perfection it doesn’t have any moisture after cooking and when you reheat it, you may risk drying it out.
Because of that, it is recommended that during the reheating process splash over the gammon a little bit of liquids like is your favorite sauce.
Otherwise, you may risk drying out the gammon.
Let me give you a few more details about every method.
How to Reheat it in the Oven?
- First of all, you need to preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
- In the meantime, pour some sauces or even honey over the gammon. This will help you to avoid drying it out.
- Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Check if the gammon is warm enough, but make sure you don’t dry it.
- The gammon is ready to be sliced and served.
Pro Tip: If you don’t want to burn the top part of the gammon, then I recommend before you put the gammon in the oven, cover it with an aluminum foil. This will make the gammon keep its beautiful color.
How to Reheat Sliced Gammon in the Microwave?
If you sliced the gammon leftovers from the beginning, or you just left with a small piece of gammon, then reheating it in the microwave may be the best option for you because you can reheat an individual portion.
To reheat the sliced gammon in the microwave, follow the next steps:
- If you have a larger piece of gammon, cut a piece that you will eat in one sitting. Try to avoid reheating the gammon multiple times.
- Next, put the sliced gammon on the plate and then, in the microwave. If you want to avoid drying out the sliced gammon, you can pour over it a few splashes of your favorite sauce or put a small glass of water in the microwave together with the gammon.
- Set the medium settings to avoid drying the meat and reheat it for about 1 minute.
How to Reheat the Gammon on the Pan?
If you have 5 minutes of your time, then I recommend reheating the gammon on the pan because you see all the time what is happening with your piece of meat.
To reheat the gammon on the stove, take a frying pan, pour in a little bit of oil, and put it on the stove on medium heat.
After that, put the amount of sliced gammon you planned to consume and reheat it for about 4-5 minutes. If you cut the gammon into thick slices, you may consider after 2 minutes, to flip on another side.
What to Do With the Gammon Leftovers?
Use in Salads and Sandwiches
Gammon is a great addition to many salads or sandwiches. You can cut it into small cubes or slices to prepare a delicious quick snack.
The best part is you can enjoy it cold and you don’t need to reheat the gammon for that.
Make a Delicious Stew.
You can cut it into thin slices or small cubes, and stir fry it with some mushrooms like mushrooms, leeks, or peas.
Mix everything well and fry everything until the vegetables are cooked.
Freeze for Later.
If you cooked a large amount of gammon and you have a large piece of gammon leftover, then I will recommend freezing it to avoid eating the gammon 3 days consecutive for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
If you decide to freeze the gammon, then I will suggest dividing it into smaller servings and putting it in individual bags or air-tight containers.
As when you will need to serve it, you can take from the fridge the exact amount of gammon that you will eat in one sitting.
After that gammon will freeze, you can keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
What Is the Cooked Gammon Temperature?
If you’re looking for an ideal cooked gammon, you should target 155℉(68℃). Keep in mind that you should reach this temperature in the thickest part.
Quick Note: Also, keep in mind, that after you will turn off the oven and will let the meat rest, it will cook a little more and the inner temperature of the gammon, will increase up to 160℉(71℃).
Answering Your Questions:
Is It Safe to Reheat the Gammon?
Yes! If it was properly stored, you don’t need to worry about reheating it. No matter if you decided to reheat it in the oven, microwave, or on the stove. It will be as good as freshly cooked.
Can You Reheat the Gammon Multiple Times?
As with any other dish, you need to reheat them as less times as possible for the best results. So, I don’t recommend reheating the gammon two or more times. It is better to divide it from the beginning into servings that you plan to eat in one sitting and to reheat only this portion of the gammon.
How to Reheat the Gammon From the Freezer?
For the best results, you need to thaw the gammon first. For that put the gammon on the top shelf of the fridge because it has the highest temperature in the fridge and it will defrost quicker. After that, you can reheat as usual, in the oven or in the microwave.