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Dublin Coddle

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Dublin Coddle!

March 11, 2019

Serves three to four people

Dublin Coddle is a simple rustic stew of potatoes, onions, sausage and bacon, cooked low and slow. Irish comfort food at its best!

1/2 pound European-style or thick-cut bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
1/2 pound pork sausage, or your favorite sausage
2 pounds potatoes
1 and 1/4 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons mushroom or chicken soup base
1 large yellow onion, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch rounds
2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

In a saute pan, cook the bacon and sausage until almost done, just long enough to brown them nicely. Set aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. If desired, cut the sausage into slices.
Meanwhile, peel the potatoes, cutting them in large 2-inch pieces. 
Stir the mushroom base into the boiling water. Taste for saltiness and season the layers accordingly.
Place a layer of onions, then a layer of meats and a layer of potatoes in the bottom of a multi-cooker or slow cooker. Season each layer with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parsley. Pour the soup base mixture over the layers, close the lid and cook on low for three hours. (To make in the oven, heat oven to 300 degrees, arrange the layers in a heatproof casserole with a tight-fitting lid, and cook covered for at least three hours.) An hour or two more is just fine as well.
Serve with Irish soda bread and a tall glass of Guinness. To add a vegetable, try sautéed cabbage on the side, or add a layer of sliced carrots or mushrooms to the coddle. 
Save room for dessert, with our Irish Stout Cheesecake!

Cook’s note: Amounts are flexible, so load the coddle with your favorites. To save time, use fully cooked sausage instead of the more traditional raw version. You may use bouillon cubes instead of base.


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stillaprincessjb's picture

What an awesome recipe. Traditional enough to please the sticklers in my family, but different enough to surprise everyone. Thank you!

What a healthy yet delicious recipe with common handy vegetables which can be easily available.


keirabuckley91's picture

One of the best think for taking protien and calcium in your daily breakfast. I aslo shared this breakfast in my officc.