This year, I was supposed to head on down to Irish Weekend in North Wildwood, New Jersey. I was really excited to take Mason down the shore for the day and just get out and enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having. That was until I broke my foot and I have to wear a cast! So, in honor of Irish Weekend, running Friday, September 24, 2010 through Sunday, September 26, 2010, I decided this was the next best thing!
Dublin Coddle One-Dish Dinner
"Coddle" is the Irish name for this traditional comfort food - a favorite of Dubliners young and old. A hearty helping of sausage and potatoes with bacon and carrots creates a simple, satisfying meal.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Time-To-Table: 50 minutes
- 3 slices uncooked bacon, cut into small pieces*
- 6 frozen pork sausage links, cut in half crosswise (or Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage)* *
- 1 cup thinly sliced onion
- 1 cup 1/4-inch thick sliced carrots
- 6-7 medium sized Russet potatoes cut up in cubes or sliced round. (You could also try red potatoes.)
- 1 cup apple juice***
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
1. In 4 quart Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook bacon and sausage until
browned. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
2. In same saucepan, cook onions, stirring occasionally, until soft and lightly
golden. Add carrots, potatoes, apple juice, parsley, salt and cooked bacon
3. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 30-35 minutes or until potatoes and
vegetables are soft, adding more apple juice if the mixture gets too dry.
**If sausages are too frozen to cut; thaw slightly. Add some spice and heat to this entree up by using spicy pork sausage links. Also, I used Jimmy Dean Sage Flavored Sausage. The added sage stepped up the flavor of this dish.
***I definitely used more than 1 cup of apple juice. I added it throughout the cooking process so it created a little broth, which was perfect to have with some crusty bread.