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How to Make coddle

How to make ‘Coddle’, sometimes known as Dublin Coddle. Traditionally made with left overs, this is real comfort food. The word Coddle can mean to slowly cook something or treat someone in an indulgent way or pamper. It’s made with bacon, sausages, potatoes, stock, maybe carrots (depending on who you talk to).

Ingredients

  • thick cut bacon
  • pork sausages
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 875g (1 3/4lb) potatoes, thickly sliced
  • large handful curly parsley, chopped
  • carrots (optional)
  • 2 pints of stock

Method

  1. Brown the sausages and bacon in a frying pan for a few minutes. Place half the sausages and bacon in the bottom of a large, oven proof casserole 
  2. Add half the onions, potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper. Add another layer of meat and vegetables, season to taste 
  3. Cover with a lid and cook in a slow oven (180 degress, gas mark 3) for about 2 hours
  4. Remove the lid for the last 30 minutes and dot the top layer with butter (this allows the top layer to colour and crisp up)