I personally love coddle, it’s one of my favourite traditional Irish dish. Now, there are many different methods to make coddle. I am going to share a simple yet the best way to make it.
- Prep time 15 minutes
- Cooking time 45-50 minutes
- Serves 4-5
- Potatoes – 6 (large size)
- Carrots – 4
- Chicken or pork sausage – 8
- Bacon rashers – 8
- Onion – 1 big
- Mixed herbs/ garlic powder.
- Vegetable soup mix (45g or 4 servings pack)
- Peel the carrots and cut them fine.
- Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes.
- Cut the onion into small pieces.
- Same with the sausages, it’s good to have all the sausages roughly the same size (one inch long).
- Cut the rashers into cubes.
- Now throw them all into a big cooking pot and fill with water, make sure all the ingredients are under water.
- Gently start heating the water and add the soup mix, keep stirring for few minutes and bring to boil.
- Once boiled, lower down the heat and add 1 tablespoon of mixed herbs and 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
- Let sit for 45-50 minutes and its ready to serve!
Coddle is served best with soda bread and butter. The soup mix thickens the water making it a very fulfilling dish. In a bowl of coddle there are everything you need in terms of protein, carbs, fat and vitamins. Its undoubtedly a very healthy dish.
I thank Brendan Scully, for cooking and teaching me this wonderful dish as he always says – ‘A few slices of bread and a bowl of coddle is all you need on a cold day’