My husband and I am making a real effort to reduce our weekly shopping bill. Meat seems to be the biggest expense for us as we generally eat quite healthily having salads, potatoes veg and meat.
Last week we came back from doing the weekly shop with these Tesco value gammon steaks and we had them for dinner last night with potatoes and some grilled tomatoes and mushrooms.
Tesco value gammon steaks come in a pack of 2 are are about half the price of all the other gammon steaks that Tesco have for sale.
When I took these gammon steaks out of the packaging it was obvious that these steaks are a lot more processed that standard gammon. The texture is slightly harder than gammon I have had in the past.
We had 2 steaks in the packet, one was really thick and the other quite thin. This was not really a problem as my husband eats more than me so it worked out quite well although my steak ended up being cooked a bit more than my husbands.
I cooked the gammon on our George Foreman grill. I would say it took about 12 minutes on the highest heat setting. The gammon tasted good but just a bit chewier than normal and not quite as salty. There were also bits of fat in the steaks but this seemed to cook away so it was quite pleasant to eat.
I liked these gammon steaks. They are not to the standard of other gammon steaks I have had but you definitely get what you pay for and I will be having these again.
These are the WORST gammon steaks I've ever had. This is going to turn into a rant I know it but as soon as I ate it at my mates the other day I KNEW I was going to slate it as soon as the suggestion come through! lol My mate is BIG TIME hard up, it's a shame because she works hard and has got a little boy but things aren't going great for her.... she buys shedloads of Tesco Value stuff because she has to, it's sad because she knows a lot of it's crap but she can't afford a lot else. I don't turn my nose up when I visit her and get a Value biscuit or Value chicken breasts but this gammon was so disgusting that we both looked at each other and laughed as we was eating it! lol
She cooked it so I don't know how long it took, she's a proper good cook so I knew it wasn't her fault that it looked so dry and warped out on the plate. She'd put a fried egg yolk and slice of pineapple on it but it still looked naff! lol
Chewy, OMG! I felt each bite was never going to go down! lol It's got a madly salty flavour, the gammon isn't smoked but there's sooooooo much salt in it that I felt thirsty after EVERY mouth full. It's got a dead tough texture and when you chew it the gammon kind of mushes up instead of going into a chomped up meat. It's a proper nasty feel and you have to chew it for so long that the gammon loses it's flavour...... meat chewing gum! Yummy....!!!
I ate less than half of it, the first few bites aren't that bad but the cheapo gammon gets too much. There are some clumps of fat in the gammon as well, I don't know if it was fat or gristle because you can't actually SEE it in the meat and only know it's there when you bite into it.
My mate has said she'd rather go without gammon than eat this. Even the pineapple and egg didn't make it taste any better and this sort of meat can't be good for you. It's dead cheap compared to proper gammon but the trouble is that shows and what's the point in buying something cheap if it doesn't taste nice???
Not recommended.... disgusting food that I can't see why anyone buys even though it's cheap!!!