Irish coddled pork with cider

Irish coddled pork with cider

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Prep: 5 mins


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

  • kcal717
  • fat44g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre12g
  • protein44g
  • salt2.59g
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  • small knob butter



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

  • 2 pork loin chops



    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



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

  • 1 carrot, cut into large chunks



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

  • 1⁄2 small swede, cut into chunks



    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



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

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 100ml Irish cider



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

  • 100g chicken stock


  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 (40)

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

tibulinnu7's picture

Very tasty!!!

forestnuter's picture

A great, hearty meal

mother_ship's picture

I enjoyed this, I added onion and garlic and cooked the cabbage separately as I didn't fancy cabbage cooked for 20 mins!

davidscobbie's picture

a great dish quick and easy. perfect for kids five a day is easily acheived in one coarse

honorjohn's picture

Lovely easy dish great taste, i swapped the smokey bacon to plain as i found it to overpowering for my taste.

here-is-annie's picture

I doubled it up and found I needed a much bigger pan than the one I had. I also found I needed more 'fluid' but that was easily done. The family liked it very much.

angbrads's picture

very tasty and real handy...I doubled up to feed 5 and there was loads left over, I didn't add any potatoes as I served it with champ. Will def make again. I'll fry bacon with pork next time. Chops where lovely and moist. Delish!!

velda1606's picture

Loved it! Quick, easy and tasty... what more can you ask for?

theflemingzoo's picture

We loved this recipe and have done it many times. I have subsituted the pork for chicken and it works just as well.

tanya2008's picture

totally delicious!

strider's picture

It was gorgeous. This will definitely become a regular dish. So Easy and sooooo tasty!! We were drinking the 'gravy' from our plates as we didn't want to waste a drop!

hobbychef's picture

Made this recipe several times now and love it for it's taste and simplicity. I thought it tasted even better a day later when the cidery sauce had time to seep into the pork.
Both times when I made it the supermarket didn't have swede so I used parsnips instead, and this also tasted good.
One small thing I did differently was fry up the bacon along with the pork, so that they tasted a bit toasted at the end too..

wilmin's picture

Delicious! A large amount for 2 people - we couldn't finish it. The smoked bacon gives everything a lovely flavour.

susanholmes's picture

Very tasty I served with celeriac mash , wonderful!!

suefenna's picture

I'm a veggie but I cooked this for my carnivorous husband on St Patrick's Day. The verdict: from my point of view, super-easy (and I left it cooking gently for longer than the recipe said as he was late home); from his point of view: totally delicious!!

marieharrison's picture

Quick, easy and tasty! My three year old even loved the chunky vegetables!

lizzafezza's picture

Great one pot dish - very tasty!

ellecantere's picture

Very easy and very tasty - its sure to be a regular feature in this house!


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