Hearty Irish Fare

March 17th, 2007

Coddle

Today is St. Patrick’s Day; the national holiday of Ireland. I have a little Irish in me from my Mother’s side but sadly am not very familiar with Irish cooking, so I did a little research and asked an Irish colleague what I should cook in celebration of this day. ‘Coddle’ came his immediate reply (a hearty dish of potato and pork, mainly associated with Dublin).

Wanting to be as authentic and true to this dish as possible I searched on the internet for recipes. There was some variation; but this is the one I went for and it was absolutely delicious. The liquid turned into a fabulous stock fully flavoured with the bacon, sausages and onion and that in turn seeped through into the potatoes. I can see why it’s so popular.

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