Monday, 30 January 2012

What's For Dinner? - Dublin Coddle

Coddle, as its name probably gives it away originated in Dublin, its a really (really) old Irish dish mainly peasant food. Not usually seen outside of Dublin. there is no one recipe for it as many families would have customed it. You wont find it in any cookbook and some people have never heard of it. By looking at the ingredients your going to think - that's disgusting i don't blame you it doesn't sound too appealing but when made right its unbelievable! This recipe would serve 4. It uses up most of the ingredients you would have from your Sunday fry up.

450g Streaky Rashers        
450g Sausages
3 Large Onions, Peeled, And Chopped           
200g Floury Potatoes, Peeled
6 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, Chopped       
Freshly Ground Black Pepper To Taste
500ml Water/Milk              


  1. Cut the potatoes into fairly large pieces (leave them whole if small).
  2. Chop the fresh parsley.
  3. Choose a heavy pot with a really tight-fitting lid.
  4. Put a generous layer of chopped onions on the bottom and then layer the other ingredients, giving each layer a generous twist of pepper.
  5. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a bare simmer.
  6. Cover very tightly. Cook for 2–5 hours!
  7. The longer and slower the cooking, the better this dish will be.
  8. It cannot come to any harm providing the lid is really tight.
  9. A very low oven is best, set at 120 degrees/ gas mark 1.

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