My mother would give it to me as a child when I had a stomach ache.
Worked like a champ. I had food poisoning last week and first thing I told the wife was to go out and get me a bottle of coke.
It also works great on a ham. Pour it all over the ham, inject some into th ham and while baking, baste the ham with the coke.
Now that I think about it (God am I bored or what?) Our Auto shop teacher in High school used to use coke when unsiezing engines. Pull the spark plugs, fill the cylinders with coke and wait a couple days.
Engine would turn over every time.
Made a hell of a mess though...8 volcanic coke eruptions underhood ;)
“My mother would give it to me as a child when I had a stomach ache.”
In the late Forties, early Fifties, my Mom used it too. Also kept a little bottle of straight coke syrup in the medicine cabinet. She got it at the pharmacy. Verner’s worked too, and it had the benefit of Ginger, which works very well.
I’ll have to try that with a ham - hadn’t heard it before... I know it tastes good with a different kind of pork though!
Easy & Yummy (and inexpensive) Bar-b-que “Country-style Pork Ribs”
Family-size pkg. of Country-style pork ribs (abt. 3 lbs.)
1 can of coke (or other dark cola)
1 cup ketchup
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
Mix the coke, ketchup and ginger together in a med. bowl (will be *watery* - easier to mix the ginger into the ketchup before adding the pop and using a fork or whisk works best to mix the ketchup and pop).
Brown the “ribs” in some fat/oil on the stove quickly (sear in the juices). Then lay them in a roasting pan and pour the coke/ketchup/ginger stuff over it. Bake covered with roasting pan lid, or aluminum foil at 350 degrees for about 2 hours. Take the foil or lid off for the last 30 minutes to thicken the drippings.
(I always have some extra bottled bbq sauce just in case, but it comes out really juicy and there’s usually no need for any extra sauce. Add a side dish or two, and you’re all set. :) )