what is gammon? (big debate @ work) I think it's a meat but my mates not sure

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innoabrd November 17, 2010
gammon is a very british term for a cured ham. Sometimes whole, sometimes part, sometimes bonned, sometimes on the bone. Often very salty and first boiled and then finished in the oven.
 
Verdigris November 16, 2010
Gammon is from an Old Northern French word "Gambe" for hind- leg of the pig or ham. However, if one wants a whole ham then a ham is ordered, if one wants part of the ham (usually boned and rolled or cut into steaks) that portion of the ham is usually called Gammon.
 
TiggyBee November 16, 2010
It's the hind leg of a pig, so you win.
 
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