I hear from so many friends that they are so busy running around, that when they get home they just don’t have time to cook. I’ve been a huge advocate for the Instant Pot since I got mine. Not only does it cook meals in record time, but so many of the meals can be made in one pot. Yes, that is true if you have to saute something and then pressure cook it you can do all those steps right in the Instant Pot, like this easy and tasty Irish Coddle recipe.
I know the name is funny “Coddle” what even is that, right? Well, it is a twist on Bangers and Mash basically. That’s a hugely popular dish in Ireland. Heck if you want to tell someone you are making them Bangers and Mash, I won’t tell on ya!
This Irish Coddle recipe serves 4 and cooks in your Instant Pot in 20 Minutes
Ingredients for this marvelous Irish dish:
4 Sausages (bangers are longer and not usually found in the US so I used brats)
10 red potatoes; peeled and sliced (can use any potato but for coddle they suggest a starchy potato). I would suggest eyeballing your potatoes. If they are small 10 is good. But I recently made this and only used 7 red potatoes and that still made A LOT of mashed potatoes.
1/2 white onion; sliced into rounds
5 strips bacon; cooked – Oh my gosh the smoky flavor this adds to the potatoes is glorious so please don’t skip this part, k?
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup parsley
Instructions for the best Dublin Irish Coddle ever:
Peel potatoes and slice into rounds. Set aside.
Set pot to saute mode and brown sausages on both sides. Turn off saute mode. Remove sausages from pot to a dish and set aside.
Using 1 cup of chicken broth deglaze the pot. Add the remaining half cup of chicken broth. Place potatoes into the pot. Add the sausage to the top. Add in bacon crumbles. Again, the bacon is so important to make the potatoes perfect in this Irish Coddle recipe so please don’t skip the bacon! Drizzle with salt, pepper, and half of the parsley. Keep remaining parsley for topping after. One time I made this Irish Coddle and I was out of parsley and I just sprinkled some oregano on top and it turned out pretty good!
Place the lid on the instant pot. Set valve to sealed position. Click pressure cook or manual button. Set timer to 20 minutes. Once the instant pot stops counting release the pressure. Remove the brats or bangers from the pot and mash the potatoes with a fork, mixing the bacon into the potatoes.
Serve the Irish Coddle topped with parsley.
So if you are looking to Irish things up in the kitchen, this is an easy go to recipe. Plus if you are looking for something that takes minimal cooking time and you can make without having to do a lot of grocery shopping, this Irish Coddle recipe is it! Cooks in just 20 minutes!