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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.
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?
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.
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
- 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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