Air Fryer Ham

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Air Fryer Ham. The ultimate guide showing you how to cook your favourite ham in the air fryer.

Perfect for a quick ham roast dinner without the effort, but with the maximum flavour. Once you cook air fryer ham in either your air fryer basket or air fryer oven, there is no going back.

Heads up! This ham recipe is so so popular with our air fryer readers that they asked us to feature it in our air fryer beginner’s cookbook called Air Fryer Easy Everyday. You can get a copy here.

Air Fryer Ham
Air Fryer Ham

Our Air Fryer Ham is an update from November 2015. We have moved our ham to the air fryer after years cooking it in the slow cooker and we hope you love the update as much as us!

Air Fryer Ham

I always thought of ham as being rather boring. It was always something that was added to a cheese sandwich to give it extra depth.

Plus, for many years I was a vegetarian and I always hated the fact that whenever you bought a cheese sandwich that someone had stuck some ham in it!

Then I met Dominic and he showed me a brand new love for ham. He showed me that there were many tasty ways to prepare it.

Some simple and some not so simple and I soon fell in love ham.

I think part of my hatred for it growing up, was the fact that it was often smoked. This is something I still hate now, as long as the ham is unsmoked then I am happy.

In this air fryer ham recipe (which is super simple to make) it is flavoured with a honey mustard glaze and cooked on the rotisserie in the air fryer oven.

We like to have air fryer ham in the summer with some salad and then in winter we cook our air fryer ham as a roast dinner with some air fryer roast potatoes and steamed vegetables.

Air Fryer Gammon Joint Vs Air Fryer Boneless Ham

Before you dig into our air fryer ham recipe, I wanted to set the record straight of something that I see getting asked on air fryer Facebook Groups whenever someone cooks ham/gammon.

Air Fryer Gammon Joint = the name given to uncooked boneless ham that needs cooking that is bought in Europe.

A gammon joint is what us Brits grew up calling it and I know often when someone shares an air fryer gammon joint recipe, every American is asking what it is.

Air Fryer Boneless Ham = The same thing applies with Brits when they see recipes that talk about ham, or boneless ham.

To the typical Brit ham represents cooked ham meat and that is why they often roll their eyes and ask a million questions when someone says an hour for ham, as in their world the ham is already cooked and ready for sandwiches.

So next time you see air fryer gammon joints being mentioned you now know what it really means!

Can You Air Fry Ham?

Absolutely! Ham cooks fantastically in the air fryer. In fact, since I started cooking air fryer ham, I doubt I will ever cook ham in the oven, or in the slow cooker again.

That is because not only does the air fryer keep the ham moist, but it also gives it that fantastic crispy crust, that you just don’t get with a slow cooker.

Air fryer ham is more of a baked air fryer ham and gives it a wonderful just baked depth of flavour.

It is perfect for if you want an air fryer ham roast and by cooking it in the air fryer oven (like we are today) you have room to add in potatoes and vegetables too for the ultimate ham roast dinner in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Oven Ham

In todays air fryer ham recipe, we are cooking the ham in our air fryer oven. This makes your ham cook better and has a crispier rotisserie flavour to it.

The difference with air fryer oven ham, is that you are prepping your ham as usual, then placing it onto the rotisserie and then your air fryer ham rotates as it cooks.

How To Air Fry Ham?

Air Fryer Ham step by step air fryer recipe

Cooking ham in the air fryer is so EASY and if you have baked ham in the oven before, you will love how SIMPLE it is.

  • In a rush? Place your marinade ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Dice your ham so that you can add the marinade into the cuts for a much better flavour of your air fryer ham.
  • Add skewers and place your air fryer ham onto the rotisserie. Then it will rotate as it cooks and what is great about this, is that all of the ham will cook evenly.
  • While it cooks prep your favourite side dishes and then you have a delicious air fryer roast ham dinner ready to eat.

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How Long To Air Fry Ham?

I imagined that air fryer ham would take ages and would have to be cooked on a low heat, just to cook the ham perfectly. But cooking air fryer ham really doesn’t take that long.

We cooked our air fryer ham for 50 minutes. This included 25 minutes at a high temperature and then a further 25 minutes at a lower temperature. This made sure that our air fryer ham was crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked in the centre.

Air Fryer Ham
Air Fryer Ham
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Air Fryer Ham

Air Fryer Ham. The ultimate guide showing you how to cook your favourite ham in the air fryer. Perfect for a quick ham roast dinner without the effort, but with the maximum flavour. Once you cook air fryer ham in either your air fryer basket or air fryer oven, there is no going back.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer Oven
Servings: 4
Calories: 845.98kcal

Ingredients

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Air Fryer Ham Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Remove the fat from the ham with a sharp knife. Score the ham joint with cube like scores.
  • Mix in a bowl your honey, garlic and mustard until the honey is slightly sticky and well mixed into the mustard.
  • Smother your ham in your marinade, making sure plenty goes into your scored sections.
  • Feed your ham onto the rod skewers and place them into your air fryer oven. Cook for 25 minutes at 200c/400f followed by a further 25 minutes at 170c/340f.
  • Remove the rod and slice your ham.

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Notes

Ham can be over salty, so you don’t need to add extra salt to the ham before cooking it.
A good indicator of heat (instead of a thermometer) is how hot the inside rod of your rotisserie is on touch.
We use garlic, honey and mustard but you can mix up your air fryer ham with your favourite flavours.

Nutrition

Calories: 845.98kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.23g | Protein: 65.94g | Fat: 50.95g | Saturated Fat: 17.99g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 3733.79mg | Potassium: 925.16mg | Fiber: 0.71g | Sugar: 26.07g | Vitamin C: 2.56mg | Calcium: 43.27mg | Iron: 3.1mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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11 thoughts on “Air Fryer Ham”

    • Hi Vicki,

      If you have not got a rotisserie i would cook it for 1 hr 30 minutes in any other air fryer oven but if using the standard air fryer with a basket i would cook it for 1 hr 30 minutes again turning every 30 minutes. We cook a full chicken in a standard air fryer and it takes roughly 45 minutes depending on size of the chicken so that is where i am getting my cooking time from. If you give it a try let us know how it works out 🙂

      Reply
  1. What temp would you put gammon on in a air fryer please and how long for I am in the U.K. and I have just brought a air fryer from amazon

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    • Hi Tracy,

      If you have a basket air fryer then if the joint is 1.2kg it will take slightly longer to cook than the one in our recipe, as we used a rotisserie air fryer oven to cook it. I would put the joint on for 45 minutes and turning half way through on 180c, then check if it iscooked, if not a further 10 minutes on the same temp 🙂

      Reply
  2. Hi

    I’m in the uk. I have a 900g gammon joint (Sainsbury’s BGTY)
    How long would you cook that for please, I’m not planning on putting any glaze on it so does it just go in as it is. Cooking with a basket type air fryer

    Thank you

    Reply
    • Hi Jo

      Sorry for the late reply.

      Yes you could put it in with the skin on but it will take longer to cook as the skin will get used as a reflector for some of the heat with most of the heat from a basket air fryer coming from above. We cooked ours for 50 minutes and that was with a air fryer oven and that had a rotisserie function so for a basket one i would cook on 180c for 50 minutes turning it half way through, then check with a thermometer and if it is above 70c then it is cooked 🙂

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  3. 5 stars
    Cooed Hamlin for 50 mins and it is tough the thermometer is hard to push in
    Not sure if over cooked or not long enough it dies not lol cooked
    What can I do
    It has cooled down
    My airfry is only 1400 wat died this make a difference

    Reply
    • Hi Carol,

      The wattage might have made a difference but if your air fryer got to the required temperature that it says in the recipe and the size of the ham is the same then it should be cooked, just try your best to get the temp probe right into the middle and try and find a fatty bit as going through the meat can be quite hard. To see if it is cooked slice it and if it has gone a darker colour than the outside then it will be cooked, also if not just put a few slices back into the air fryer for a fdew minutes and then that will make sure it is cooked right through 🙂

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  4. I bought a 1kg gammon this year, and as I cook only for myself, I cut it into two x 500gm pieces. O Cooked the first half in my air-fryer for the recommended times, and it was almost burned outside. I’ll try a much shorter time when I cook the second one. My basic airfryer does not have a rotisserie, so I’ll turn it a couple of times during the cooking. Any suggestions on the timing?

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    • Hi Anne,

      The times in the recipe is for a 1.2kg ham so that is why it was burnt. Half the time if the joint is smaller than in the recipe and always turn things over around half way through the cooking time 🙂

      Reply

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