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Dublin Coddle is a traditional Irish dish consisting of potatoes, onions, bacon, and sausage cooked together to create an amazing dish.
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Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle is a traditional Irish dish dating back to the 17th century. It consists of potatoes, onions, and sausage cooked together and garnished with bacon to create an amazing dish. 
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish, St. Patrick's Day
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 1 ¾ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced ¼ inch thick, about 6 cups (See Tip 1)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces (See Tip 2)
  • 1-¼ pounds bratwurst (See Tip 3)
  • 2 large onions, sliced into ½-inch-thick rings
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh thyme (See Tip 4)
  • 1 ¾ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Shingle potato slices in bottom of 9 x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper; set aside.
  • Cook bacon in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until crispy, 12 to 14 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel–lined plate.
  • Carefully add sausages to now-empty skillet and cook until lightly browned on tops and bottoms, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate.
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from skillet and return to medium heat. Add onions, thyme, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cover and cook until onions are softened, 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits.
  • Add chicken broth and vinegar, scraping up any browned bits, and bring to simmer.
  • Carefully pour onion mixture over potatoes, spreading onions into even layer.
  • Place sausages, browned side up, on top of onions. Transfer to oven and bake until paring knife inserted into potatoes meets little resistance, about 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and reserved bacon. Serve.
  • Yield: 3 to 5 servings. (See Tip 5)


  1. Yukon gold potatoes work best for this dish. However, in a pinch, you could use russet potatoes.
  2. You can also use 6 pieces of regular bacon in place of the 4 pieces of thick-cut bacon.
  3. The traditional Dublin Coddle uses Irish bangers. If you can't find Irish bangers, you can use Bratwurst like I did.
  4. If you don't have fresh thyme, you can use ½ teaspoon of dried thyme instead.
  5. Dublin Coddle can be put together earlier in the day and refrigerated. Also, leftovers, if any can be reheated in the microwave or oven until hot.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.3mg