Simply Sophisticated Cooking | My Slightly Less Than Authentic Dublin CoddleI slid onto the wood bench for lunch at John Kavanagh’s pub in Dublin, Ireland with a pint of cider and a menu.

On first glance, I saw a small mishmash of pasta dishes and sandwiches interspersed with a couple of Irish dishes. The waitress recommended I try the Dublin Coddle. “What’s a Dublin Coddle?” I asked.

A Dublin Coddle is a simple dish featuring a delicious broth, onions, potatoes, Irish sausage, giant pieces of Irish bacon, parsley and thyme. It’s as simple as that. Nothing complicated. Just wonderfully tasty, simple food.

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | My Slightly Less Than Authentic Dublin CoddleAnd while the Dublin Coddle isn’t the lowest fat item on the menu, I can promise you, it’s worth it. Especially when it’s cold outside and you want to feel warm inside and out.

Everyone has their own recipe for the Dublin Coddle, including me. I wanted to keep the simplicity but increase the veggies, so I substituted turnips for half the potatoes and added carrots, leeks and garlic.

I couldn’t find Irish sausage so used breakfast sausage instead. And I seared the sausage, creating a gorgeous brown coat instead of the pale, lifeless color of the sausage normally braised in the juices of the Dulin Coddle.

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | My Slightly Less Than Authentic Dublin CoddleI also added fresh rosemary and sage because I was out of thyme. I highly recommend making it with thyme but it was also excellent with the rosemary and sage or a combination of your favorite herbs.

Hubby and I both enjoy My Slightly Less Than Authentic Dublin Coddle, as I think you will. Serve with a thick slice of Irish Brown Bread for sopping up the juices and enjoy your tastes of Ireland on this beautiful Saint Patrick’s Day.

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The simple goodness of a warming slightly less than authentic Dublin Coddle made with a tasty broth, lots of vegetables and plenty of pork.
Simply Sophisticated Cooking | My Slightly Less Than Authentic Dublin Coddle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
4 quarts
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
4 quarts
Ingredients
Simply Sophisticated Cooking | My Slightly Less Than Authentic Dublin Coddle
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat.
  2. Sear sausages in pot until browned. Remove from pot to a plate until needed, reserving oil in the pot.
  3. Brown bacon in pot. Remove to plate until needed, reserving oil in pot.
  4. Saute onions and leek until soft in the olive oil mix. Add garlic, turnips, potatoes and carrots. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Pour in chicken stock or water. Bring to a boil before reducing to a simmer.
  6. Add bacon, fresh chopped herb and1/4 cup of parsley. Simmer coddle until turnips are tender, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with remaining parsley and serve with Irish Brown Bread or your favorite thick crusty bread.
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