Weird how the hierachy of the big 5 roast meats is pretty much reversed when eating them cold the next day


#1

HOT
Lamb > Beef > Pork > Chicken > Gammon

COLD
Gammon > Chicken > Beef > Pork > Lamb

BTW all of the above are nice things, just a sliding scale of niceness innit


#2

Hi Rachy!


#3

This is an interesting discussion point Aggsy, thanks for bringing it up.

Here’s my version which I think is largely in agreement with yours but I’m discounting gammon as it’s impossible for me to be objective about it.

HOT:

Lamb > Beef > Chicken > Pork

COLD:

Chicken > Beef > Lamb > Pork

WILDCARD BEST TO USE AS LEFTOVERS FOR PIES/CURRIES ETC:

Chicken > Lamb > Pork > Beef


#4

You not a gammon fan? or are you such a big gammon fan that it’d cloud your judgment?

My leftover hot ranking would be
Chicken > Pork > Lamb > Beef > Gammon, fwiw


#5

I agree with basically none of that.


#6

You’ve already outed yourself today as a man whose food opinions are to be disregarded immediately


#7

I loathe it mate, never was a big fan but had a very bad experience with it detailed here:

The best thing about the following debacle was finally being able to throw it away and exorcise those demons:


#8

lamb’s not that good. it’s expensive so a bit more rare so you kind of expect it to be something special, but it’s not as good as beef is it


#9

Yeah, not having this. Too many variables.


#10

Oh my, was about to say the only 2 reasons for making a roast gammon ahead of any of the others are for leftovers sandwiches and because it’s really simple to cook


#11

Leg of lamb is 100% the best roasting joint of any meat, if you disagree you’re cooking it wrong or you’ve got bad, bad opinions


#12

I’m well hungry now.

Might sack off work and go for a roast instead.


#13

Let me tell you about my signature brussel sprouts and pancetta pasta dish.

The secret ingredient is chicken stock.


#14

very possible


#15

I totally agree. Spot on.

I do love a Gammon sandwich but dislike it with a roast.


#16

Also I dislike pease pudding with gammon too.


#17

Your cold order is spot on, however…

Hot:

Lamb>Beef>Gammon>Pork>Chicken


#18

I haven’t had a roast in ages. This thread is torture.


#19

I have issues with a list that includes both gammon and pork. I known they’re different bits of the pig, but still.

Plus, roast gammon? A Sunday lunch with gammon? Doesn’t happen.


#20

Think roast chicken is getting unfairly overlooked itt