How to Make Irish Coddle

Irish Coddle Dish with Irish Pork Sausages and Veg

Irish Coddle, or otherwise known as Dublin Coddle, is an adored traditional dish with its roots firmly planted in Dublin, Ireland. This hearty, one-pot wonder is the epitome of comfort food, embodying the warmth and flavours that bring solace on chilly evenings, or even warm ones for that matter.

Perfect for those seeking a taste of home while living abroad. Besides its rich taste, one of the best things about Irish Coddle is its budget-friendly nature, making it a go-to choice for those seeking deliciousness without breaking the bank.

Irish Coddle Ingredients

  • 8 Clonakilty Pork Sausages (about 600g)
  • 8 Rashers of Back Bacon, Chopped (about 200g)
  • 2 Large Onions, Thinly Sliced (about 300g)
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds or chunks (200g).
  • 6 Large Potatoes, Peeled and Sliced (about 1 kg)
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock (475 ml)
  • 1 cup of Apple Cider (optional) (240 ml)
  • Salt and Black Pepper to Taste
  • Fresh Parsley, Chopped (for Garnish) – Or a herb of your choice

Instructions/Method for Irish Coddle

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. In a large, oven-safe pot, lightly brown the sausages over medium heat. Once done, set them aside to rest.
  3. In the same pot, cook the chopped bacon until crispy. Remove and set aside with the sausages.
  4. In the pot, layer sliced onions, carrots and minced garlic.
  5. Place half of the potato slices/chunks over the onions and garlic.
  6. Add back the sausages and bacon, creating a flavourful middle layer.
  7. Top it with the remaining potato slices.
  8. Mix chicken stock and apple cider (if using) in a bowl. Pour this liquid over the layered goodness.
  9. Season generously with salt and black pepper.
  10. Cover the pot with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven.
  11. Let it cook for about 1.5 to 2 hours until the potatoes are tender, and the flavours have melded beautifully.
  12. Once out of the oven, sprinkle fresh parsley over the top for a burst of colour and freshness.
  13. Serve your Irish Coddle piping hot, savouring the layers of flavours and the comforting aroma.

Nutritional information for Irish Coddle

  • Calories: Approximately 600 kcal
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
Note: Nutritional values are based on an average serving size for a recipe that serves 4-6 people.
Irish Coddle not only satisfies your hunger, but also warms your soul with the taste of home. At Bacon by the Box, we understand the importance of connecting with our roots, and this dish is a taste of nostalgia delivered straight to your table. Appreciate the simplicity, hearty qualities, and the comfort found in this budget-friendly dish, no matter your location. Feel free to customise by adding your favourite herbs or substituting with vegetarian sausages for a meatless option.