This a long over due post! I cooked this meal for St Patrick’s Day weekend. So yes, I’m behind in my posts. Tax season is over once more and I’ve been doing a lot of catching up and getting things organised. It was so nice to have time to be outside and see sunlight. My office is windowless and joyless.
Since I last posted we’ve been enjoying hosting our exchange student from Denmark. Who isn’t a fan of Danish food. What are the chances!? She loves Italian food but is willing to have me cook some Danish food here and there. She also fits in at our house very well. Very smart and a great sense of humour. It’s turning out to be a fabulous experience for all of us.
Our student arrived on St Patrick’s Day weekend and I wanted share some of our traditions. But I also needed something that was easy to put together because I was working 6 days a week. The Dublin Coddle fit the bill.
Of course I changed the way to do it a bit. Mainly to make this even easier and quicker to make. If you are inclined you can cook the bacon prior to assembling but it also works if you don’t.
Preheat the oven to 425F/220C.
In an oven proof dish begin layering potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic, all thinly sliced.
Then layer thinly sliced sausages and bacon. I chose chorizo sausage for a bit of heat. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
Repeat the layers. Add beef or vegetable broth. At this point you can have it more stew like or not. I wanted it to have a more soup consistency so I added about 4 cups/32 oz of vegetable broth.
Cover and bake until the vegetables soften. Remove from the oven and grate fresh cheddar cheese over the dish. Leave the cover off and bake until the top browns.
Of course I completely forgot to bake the soda bread to go with this. Only remembered as I was serving the meal. That would have been a nice pairing.
Now, if you don’t mind, I have a lot of blogs to catch up on. 🙂