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dublin coddle sq

Authentic Irish Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle is a hearty, satisfying dish made up of only a handful of wholesome ingredients. This authentic Irish recipe is one I picked up in Dublin from a pub owner. It's easy and delicious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Keyword authentic Irish recipe, dublin coddle reicpe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 413kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 pound (16 ounces) large pork sausages (I used pork bratwurst)
  • ½ pound (8 ounces) thick, fatty bacon slices; cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1 cup chicken stock (or stock made from boiling a ham hock)
  • 6 medium or 12 small potatoes , peeled and thickly sliced
  • 1 ½ large yellow onions , thickly sliced to form rings
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Add the stock to a large stock pot or Dutch oven (5-quart) with lid. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the whole sausages and bacon pieces and allow to boil, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Remove bacon and sausages from the pot and reserve the stock separately.
  • Slice each sausage into 4-5 pieces each about 1 to 2 inches in length.
  • In the stock pot, place a layer of potatoes (using 1/3 of the sliced potatoes) covered by a layer of onions (using 1/2 the onions).
    Cover with half the bacon and half of the sausage. Repeat ending with a layer of potatoes.
  • Simmer on low, covered, on for one hour. Season as needed. Serve hot.


Ingredient notes
Thin skinned potatoes like Yukon Gold or Red (new) Potatoes can be scrubbed and sliced. Russet potatoes should be peeled before slicing.
Using a mandoline slicer makes slicing fast and all slices the same thickness (helps ensure even cooking). Choose one with a guard to protect hands during slicing.
Use a 5-quart Dutch oven or cooking pot with lid.
Storing Leftovers
Allow to cool slightly and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top.
Freezing Dublin Coddle: allow to fully cool and store in an airtight freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator and reheat.


Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg