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                           DUBLIN CODDLE (IRISH)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Meats
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Bacon bits (pref. smoked)
    1       lb           Good meaty sausages
    3       ea           Large onions
    3       ea           Potatoes (or even four)
    1       x            Handful fresh parsley
    1       x            Grind fresh pepper
 
   Bacon bits are the off-cuts from the various types of bacon, which are
   sold very cheaply in Dublin pork butchers' shops, specifically for making
   coddle.  They contain a good mixture of fat, lean and skin.  I prefer to
   buy regular bacon with the rind on and cut it up into even-sized pieces.
   Leave on the rind, as it adds great richness to the soup.  Buy the finest
   quality pork sausages you can afford (or find).  Peel and chop the onions
   roughly.  Peel the potatoes as thinly as possible.  If they are large,
   then cut them into two or three large pieces;  otherwise leave them whole.
    Chop the fresh parsley. -- Place a layer of onions in the bottom of a
   heavy pot with a good close-fitting lid.  Layer all the other ingredients,
   giving each layer a grind or so of fresh-ground pepper.  Add no more than
   2 cups of water to the pot.  Bring the water to the boil, then reduce the
   heat at once, cover tightly, and barely simmer for 2 to 5 hours.  The
   perfect way to cook it is in a heavy casserole pot in a very low oven at
   250F.  I know this sounds vague, but if the pot is heavy and the lid
   tight, it really can't come to any harm.  The longer and slower the
   cooking, the better.  If you prefer, before serving, remove the sausages
   and quickly brown them on one side under the broiler.  Serve with white
   soda farl to mop up the soup, and bottles of stout.  It is a most
   restorative food.  -- From THE POOLBEG BOOK OF TRADITIONAL IRISH COOKING,
   Biddy White Lennon
  
 
 
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