Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle offers another way to prepare pork sausages. If you are interested in trying Irish food, this recipe is a must. It is inexpensive and derives from peasants. Isn't it surprising how many of the traditional recipes that have stood the test of time are peasant recipes? Submitted by David McCarthy, Australia

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sliced bacon
  • 2 lb pure pork sausage links
  • bacon fat or vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 large potatoes, thickly sliced
  • 2 carrots, thickly sliced
  • 1 large bunch of fresh herbs, tied with string
  • Black pepper
  • Hard cider (apple wine) or apple cider
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

Method

Lightly fry bacon until crisp. Place in large cooking pot.

Brown sausage in some bacon grease or vegetable oil. Remove and add to pot.

Soften sliced onions and whole garlic cloves in fat, then add to pot with potatoes and carrots.

Bury the bunch of herbs in the middle of the mixture.

Sprinkle with pepper.

Cover with cider.

Cook 1 1/2 hours over moderate heat; do not boil.

Garnish with chopped parsley.

This Dublin coddle recipe serves 4 to 6 people.

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