Traditional Dublin Coddle

In keeping with all things Irish during the Read Ireland/Begorrathon this month of March I thought I would share this wonderful recipe(crockpot version) with y’all! We ADORE it at our house. Friends I’ve served it to ADORED it! I think you will too! I never did take a picture of it when I cooked it so you’ll just have to run over to Cooking in Bliss to see her pictures.

Dublin Coddle

6 sausages (preferably Irish)
9 slices of thick cut bacon chopped
6 large potatoes peeled and cut in large chunks
2 carrots cut in pieces
2 medium onions sliced in rounds
1 beef stock cube

  • Add one cup of water and the beef cube to the crockpot on high, stir until it dissolves.
  • Fry bacon in a large skillet
  • Cut sausage how ever you prefer and add to frying bacon
  • Cut onions and add to frying bacon and sausages. Fry until translucent
  • Once done frying add to crockpot and top with potatoes and carrots
  • cook 4 hours on high or 8 on low

I’m American and trusting this is ‘traditional’ though cooked in a crockpot, if your Irish and do this differently leave a comment telling us how. Thanks!

I tried to read John Banville‘s The Book of Evidence this week but like his book The Sea I just couldn’t get into it! I really tried, it’s a mystery and I love mysteries. I finally just put it down and I’m not wasting anymore time. Too many books to read for this month! I see it gets lots of 5 star reviews and I was hopeful, but his writing and I just don’t gel I guess. I’m putting it back on the shelve and will try again later when I’m not constrained for time. I’m moving on to The Small Widow by Janet McNeill. I know I’ll love that one! I think I forgot to add it to my original list on my signing up. I found a whole new stack of Irish authors in my shelves yesterday too! Didn’t realize I had so many Irish authors.

Roddy Doyle: A Greyhound of a Girl, A Star Called Henry, and Paula Spencer. I had read his book The Woman Who Walks Into Doors a few years ago and loved it.

Joseph O’Connor: Star of the Sea
John Brady: A Stone of the Heart
Emma Donoghue: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
Frank McCourt: Tis and Angela’s Ashes
Patrick Taylor: An Irish Country Christmas, A Dublin Student Doctor and An Irish Country Girl

Hope your enjoying The Begorrathon!


4 thoughts on “Traditional Dublin Coddle

  1. Hmm…that is certainly a stick to your ribs stew…isn’t it? Den would love it with a Guinness! It’s fun to rediscover books that we didn’t realize we had…isn’t it?


  2. I’m not Irish, so I don’t know firsthand, but I’ve read recipes where the cooking was initially on the cooking fire and finally in the hoven. That’s why I haven’t tried it yet, seems a bit too fussy for my current life rhythms.
    But I’d be curious to know what the traditionally Irish recipes is.

    Thanks for sharing!


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