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Irish coddled pork with cider

Irish coddled pork with cider

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(44 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 2
Host your own St Patrick’s day party with this cider infused Irish stew, perfect with a side of colcannon and a pint of Guinness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories717
  • fat44g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre12g
  • protein44g
  • salt2.59g
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Ingredients

  • small knob butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 pork loin chops

    Pork

    paw-k

    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • 4 rashers smoked bacon, cut into pieces
  • 2 potato, cut into chunks

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 carrot, cut into large chunks

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1⁄2 small swede, cut into chunks

    Swede

    sw-ee-d

    A member of the cabbage family, the swede is often confused with the turnip, though they look…

  • 1⁄2 large cabbage, cut into smaller pieces

    Cabbage

    ka-badge

    The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 100ml Irish cider

    Cider

    si-der

    Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples. Apple orchards were…

  • 100g chicken stock

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Method

  1. Heat the butter in a casserole dish until sizzling, then fry the pork for 2-3 mins on each side until browned. Remove from the pan.

  2. Tip the bacon, carrot, potatoes and swede into the pan, then gently fry until slightly coloured. Stir in the cabbage, sit the chops back on top, add the bay leaf, then pour over the cider and stock. Cover the pan, then leave everything to gently simmer for 20 mins until the pork is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

  3. Serve at the table spooned straight from the dish.

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Comments (38)

lizleicester's picture
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I've made this a couple of times and it's delicious and easy. This time I used red cabbage which improved the appearance. Served it with runner beans - lovely meal.

MrsLB's picture
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Was really disappointed in this after reading such good reviews. I thought it was pretty bland. Won't make it again.

stevenoneill1976's picture

Changed the chops to diced pork and added leek and shallots instead of cabbage. Also upped the amount of stock - 300ml and cider - 200ml lovely :)

kitethanwalsh's picture
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This is my new favourite! I used carrots and chunky-cut leeks, and apple juice rather than cider. I'm not an accomplished cook but this is so easy to do.

scarer's picture
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Great mid week dinner, I removed the chop and veg from the sauce, reduced it a bit then added some cream. I also doubled the sauce ingredients and didn't add potato but added sprouts.

Pee's picture
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I made this based on the positive reviews as I felt the ingredients lacked a bit of oomph... I was not disappointed, this dish certainly did not lack in taste by any means. Very simple and I will deffintely make it again. Hubby had the leftovers the following day and said it tasted even nicer !

flossy425's picture
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i have used this recipe twice and we all l,ove it so easy for a mid week dinner

ksharpe002's picture
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My family loved this - I can see it becoming a regular.

vonnie's picture
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Made this last night for my husband and I, using chicken breasts instead of pork as they were what I had in the fridge. Really, really tasty. The sauce is wonderful. Husband specifically asked me to make it again. V easy too, and quick.
I added the cabbage at the time instructed in the recipe, but left it in quite large chunks so it wasn't overdone - it was lovely.
Will make with the pork chops next time, to see how they compare.

bovrilfaerie's picture
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Really easy to make and absolutely delicious :)
Made it without the potatoes and used parsnips instead of swede and it turned out really well.

dave6376's picture
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Easy and delicious. I replaced the cabbage with about 200g brussel sprouts simply because I prefer them. It worked fine.

splodgemeister's picture
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Mmmm this was gorgeous and really simple. The pork was melt in the mouth and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. Although as with other people I put my cabbage in when there was 10mins of cooking time left, otherwise I can imagine it would be quite soggy. Other than that I wouldn't change a thing. In fact I'm already looking forward to making it again. Yum!!

dancingbunny's picture
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This was a really nice way to have pork chops. All the vegetables were lovely and juicy, and I was eating the sauce with a spoon out of the pan it was so tasty! Would make again.

jburton's picture

Wow, sounds amazing. I cant wait to cook this.

rayneme1's picture
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Very easy to cook, but won't be making it again.
Nobody really raved about it or cleared there plates.

julia1966's picture
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great flavours but next time i would use double stock and cider as the sauce is so good everyone wanted more

liezeldutoit's picture
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Lovely! My hubby enjoyed this and I really fancy the sauce. The cider makes it sweet and sticky. Will definitely make this again

k_quay's picture
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This turned out beautifully! The sauce had a lovely flavour. Just a friendly tip, do take the time to properly brown the pork loins at the start. It will improve the presentation of the dish.

jburton's picture

Sorry was not ment to say return to oven was thibnking of something else. Just add to casserole on the hob and simmer for remaining 10 mins. x

jburton's picture

This sounds fab, i will definitely be making this. I agree about the cabbage i think 20 mins sounds a long time also, so i think i would add this 10mins before at the end, also i think an addition of apples would be nice so i will try the following...
Peel, quarter, core and slice two apples. Melt a small amount of butter over a medium heat and fry the apples for 4-5 minutes until browned. Do not allow to burn. Add the apples to the casserole and return to the oven for 10 minutes more with the cabbage. Yum x

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