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Air Fryer Gammon Joint

Did you know you can cook a gammon joint in an air fryer?

Cooking a whole gammon joint is perfect for cooking up some ham to enjoy as part of a main meal or to save for sandwiches or soups!

Read on to discover how easy this air fryer gammon joint is to make.

slices of cooked gammon next to a Cosori air fryer

How To Cook A Gammon Joint In An Air Fryer

You should be able to cook a whole gammon joint in any air fryer; but check that the gammon will comfortably fit in your air fryer basket!

I used a 1kg weight gammon joint and cooked it in a 5.5L Cosori Air Fryer. I could have fitted a much larger gammon in there; read below to check different times for different weights.

What You Need For Air Fryer Gammon Joint

At a minimum, you need a gammon joint and an air fryer!

raw gammon next to air fryer

This is all I used for this recipe; I intend to use it for a soup maker ham and pea soup I plan to make, so I didn’t bother adding a glaze like I usually would when serving a gammon joint as part of a roast dinner.

But below, I will explain how to add a glaze if that’s what you would like to do.

  • Whole gammon joint – any size, but check it fits in your air fryer basket!

For a classic glaze:

  • 2 tbsp of wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp of honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cloves (optional)

Making It

Leave the gammon joint out of the fridge for about 30 minutes before you plan to air fry it.

raw gammon joint on foil

I loosely wrapped the gammon joint in some foil – yes, you can use foil in an air fryer 🙂

Place the gammon joint into the air fryer basket.

gammon wrapped in foil in air fryer basket

Set the air fryer to 170°C.

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Use the cooking times below based on the weight of your gammon joint, aim for 25 minutes cooking time per 500g plus 20 minutes.

Air Fryer Gammon Joint Cooking Times

WeightTimeTotal Time (Inc 20 Minutes)
500g25 minutes45 minutes
1kg50 minutes1 hr 10 minutes
1.5 kg1 hr 15 minutes1 hr 35 minutes
2 kg1 hr 40 minutes2 hours
Cook at 170°C

Check for doneness by using a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the gammon joint. The internal temperature for cooked gammon is 75°C.

If the gammon has not reached this temperature, continue cooking and check every 5 minutes until the desired temperature is reached.

I use this meat thermometer from Amazon:

internal temperature of gammon joint in air fryer

How To Tell If A Gammon Joint Is Cooked

If you don’t have a meat thermometer, you can check if a gammon joint is cooked by inserting a sharp knife. If the knife slides in easily, it is ready. If it is tough and slightly springy, it likely isn’t ready. The meat should also be dark pink and piping hot all the way through. If not, put it back in for another 5 to 10 minutes.

Glazing The Gammon

If you want to add a glaze, mix together your favourite ingredients for a gammon glaze. It could be the ingredients I have suggested (mustard, honey and seasonings) or just honey.

Ten minutes before the air fryer cooking time ends, open the air fryer and carefully remove the foil from the gammon. Brush the glaze over the meat and return to the air fryer.

Glazing the gammon will help to crisp up and darken the outside of the gammon. You’ll see in mine that the skin and fat is very light, this is because I didn’t crisp up the skin.

Once the gammon is cooked, leave it to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

sliced gammon next to air fryer

More Air Fryer Recipes

I hope you enjoy this air fryer gammon joint recipe. Let me know in the comments if you make it!

sliced gammon joint next to air fryer

Air Fryer Gammon Joint

Yield: 1 Gammon Joint
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

It's quick and easy to cook a whole gammon joint in an air fryer. Brush it with your favourite gammon glaze and enjoy all the flavour of this roast gammon joint.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg gammon joint (see notes for other weights)
  • 2 tbsp honey (see notes for gammon glaze ideas)

Instructions

  1. Remove the gammon joint from the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking it.
  2. Loosely wrap the gammon joint in some foil.
  3. Place in the air fryer and cook at 170°C for 1 hour and 10 minutes (for cooking times for other weights, see the notes).
  4. If you are glazing the gammon, about 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time, pull back the foil and brush your chosen glaze over the gammon. Honey, mustard (or a combination of both) are a good choice. Return to the air fryer and cook for the remaining 10 minutes. You can turn the heat of the air fryer up for this bit to get the skin crispy.
  5. Once the gammon is cooked all the way through - the internal temperature should be 75°C - remove it from the air fryer and leave it to rest for about 10 minutes before carving it.

Notes

How Long To Cook A Gammon Joint In The Air Fryer

Aim for 25 minutes of cooking time per 500g plus 20 minutes.

500g - 45 minutes

1kg - 1 hr 10 minutes

1.5kg - 1 hr 35 minutes

2kg - 2 hours

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Chrissy

Monday 1st of May 2023

Tried air fryer ham for the first time, have previously cooked ham either in the slow cooker, oven or pressure cooker, my future preferred method will be Air Fryer. Used the timings given and ham was perfect, I did soak in cold water before cooking to hopefully make less salty.

Matthew Joyce

Saturday 23rd of December 2023

@Chrissy, was that on air fry or roast setting??

Becci

Thursday 30th of November 2023

@Chrissy, did you set your airfryer to roast or just on air fry? Thanks

Peter Essex

Saturday 29th of April 2023

just done in slow cooker will try in air fryer next time

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