The most inauthentic Dublin Coddle

In the lead up to St Patrick’s Day, it is fitting to give a nod to the country that has been kind enough to let me call home for 8 years. And perhaps many might say that this version of coddle is an abomination on this fair Dublin fare, and that I should pack my bags and head back down under. So be it. But this is a pretty tasty version and given that there is so many views on what makes up a good coddle, this one can be added to the argument. Some say that the sausages must not be browned, but I think that’s pretty gross. Sorry! Some say that no carrots can be used, but who wants to eat a bowl of white food? Not me. But worst of all, this coddle has no bacon! Shock horror! Add it if you like. Serves 4-6.

Preparation: 15mins

Cooking: 45mins.


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 900g pork sausages (I prefer herby ones)
  • 2 brown onions, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 125g chestnut mushrooms, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 250g new potatoes
  • 125ml white wine
  • 1L chicken stock
  • 3 sprigs of thyme, little leaves only
  • salt and pepper
  • Parsley, to garnish


  • Heat cast iron casserole dish or similar and fry sausages in olive oil over medium-high heat until browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Lower the heat on the hob, and fry onions on a medium heat for 5 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  • Add garlic and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add chestnut mushrooms and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add carrots, potatoes, white wine, chicken stock, thyme and reserved pork sausages.
  • Cook on a medium heat for 30 minutes with the lid on, or until the potatoes are cooked through.
  • Garnish with parsley. Serve and enjoy!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Can’t go wrong with a bit of colour! There is a kind of similar dish in France (well, same idea really) called saucisses aux lentilles ( sausages and lentils). Works well with chorizo too. A perfect March dish! 🙂

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    1. missannik says:

      Thanks Franck. 🙂 I’ll have to check it out, sounds right up my alley.

      Liked by 1 person

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