Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Dublin Coddle and Spuds!

BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Dublin Coddles and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Ingredients for BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

It’s fast approaching St Patrick’s Day and, if the sun continues to shine, it’s also fast approaching that shortest and fleeting of seasons, the “BBQ” season, where men arm themselves with tongs and matches and women get very worried! Now, I must “fess” up here, I don’t celebrate St Patrick’s Day usually, although I have been to several St Paddy’s festivals and gatherings over the years; but at home, we just don’t celebrate it as everyone in the Emerald Isle (and North America) will be doing, with green beer and green food etc!  I have an aversion to “dyed” food anyway, so green beer won’t ring my bell and if the food is naturally green, then that’s fine, but if it’s not, then don’t dye it please – unless it is cake icing maybe!

BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

However, I do LOVE Irish cuisine (and beer!) so this year by way of a subtle way of celebrating Ireland’s national Saint’s day, I decided to bake a special potato dish, based on a classic Irish dish, Dublin Coddle. We all love a good coddle in our house, and I have a great recipe which I often cook, especially during winter. There are numerous coddle recipes, mine is very simple, it’s potatoes, bacon, onions and sausages. 

Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Dublin Coddle and Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

The recipe I am sharing today is not a coddle, but it is based on two recipes – my recipe for a traditional Dublin Coddle and a friend’s recipe for cheesy baked potatoes with bacon, which are cooked in a slow cooker. My BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper are comforting and extremely calorific, but they certainly hit the spot when enjoyed in a cold, damp and miserable day, as well as being the perfect accompaniment to any barbecue. In fact they can be cooked in the barbecue too, in an envelope of foil, and the smoked bacon and salt add a very “smoky barbecue” flavour to these decadent spuds.

BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

As barbecue season has not quite arrived yet, I served these slow cooked spuds with mounds of salad, tomatoes and a metre or two of crusty bread, for a very satisfying and tasty lunch. By cooking them in a paper “envelope” in the slow cooker, you get meltingly soft potatoes and cheese, with crispy bacon pieces and layers of juicy onions…….it’s a simple dish that works on every level – easy to prepare, easy to cook and delicious to eat. Plus, as it is cooked in a slow cooker, and is a “BBQ” style recipe, I can enter it into Janice of Farmersgirl Kitchen’s Slow Cooker Challenge, as the theme for March is BBQ style recipes cooked in your slow cooker.

Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

For all my Irish friends out there, “Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit” and……. 

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

…….have a wonderful day and see you soon with more recipes, chat and some reviews. Karen

Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Serves 4 as an accompaniment and 2 as a main meal with salad and bread
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 12 hours
Total time 12 hours, 15 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
Region Irish
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
These delicious Irish style slow cooked potatoes are based on a classic recipe called Dublin Coddle, but minus the sausages and make the perfect accompaniment to any barbecue as well as being served as a main meal with salad and crusty bread.

Ingredients

  • 200g smoked (bacon) lardons (or smoked streaky bacon cut into small pieces)
  • 2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 large potatoes, cut into thin slices (no need to peel)
  • 225g mature Farmhouse Cheddar cheese (cut into thin slices)
  • smoked sea salt (I used Malden smoked sea salt flakes)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • butter, to taste (thinly sliced - I used about 50g)

Note

These delicious Irish style slow cooked potatoes are based on a classic recipe called Dublin Coddle, but minus the sausages and make the perfect accompaniment to any barbecue as well as being served as a main meal with salad and crusty bread. Use smoked bacon and salt for a "BBQ" flavour - these potatoes can also be cooked in a conventional oven as well as on the BBQ in a tinfoil envelope. Recipe adapted from my own Dublin Coddle recipe as well as this recipe here: Slow Cooked Bacon Cheese Potatoes.

Directions

Step 1 Line a slow cooker (crock pot) with extra strong baking parchment/greaseproof paper, so that the paper comes up the sides of the casserole crock.
Step 2 Gently fry the bacon lardons until they are crispy and set to one side.
Step 3 Layer the ingredients in the paper lining in this order, potatoes, butter, onions, bacon, cheese and then the salt and pepper seasoning. Continue until all of the ingredients have been used up.
Step 4 Bring the paper lining up and around to cover the potato mixture and put the slow cooker lid on.
Step 5 Cook on High for 6 to 8 hours, or in Auto for up to 12 hours.
Step 6 Serve immediately from the paper. Perfect with BBQ dishes and/or salad and crusty bread.
Step 7 These potatoes can also be cooked on the BBQ in a tinfoil envelope or in a conventional oven, covered and at 200C/400F/Gas 6 for 1 to 1 1/4 hours.

Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

BBQ Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes

BBQ Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes

Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

Comments

  1. says

    oh Karen, i’ve never heard of coddle before but I LOVE the idea and yours looks so unbelievably delicious… such a great combo of flavours and ingredients… and all wrapped in paper, what could be simpler… GORGEOUS!

  2. says

    That looks great, Karen. I love slow cooked spuds and can imagine that the flavour of the bacon would be fabulous. Thanks for entering your dish for The Slow Cooker Challenge, it would be a perfect BBBQ dish.

  3. says

    First time I’ve come across coddle, but it sounds rather good. I don’t even know when St Patrick’s Day is, but guessing it must be any day soon by the amount of posts I’m seeing. I don’t like dyed food in anything, though I do like naturally colourful food.

    • says

      The paper stops the potatoes, which are starchy, sticking to the crock whilst creating a bag in which they steam and keep moist Morgan!

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