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Irish Coddled Pork with Cider

Host your own party with this cider infused Irish stew, perfect with a side of colcannon and a pint of Guinness.

Prep Time

        Prep time: 5 minutes
        Cook time: 25 minutes
        Yield: Serves 2


    •    1 bay leaf
    •    100ml Irish cider
    •    small knob butter
    •    2 pork loin chops
    •    100g chicken stock
    •    1 carrot, cut into large chunks
    •    2 potatoes, cut into large chunks
    •    1/2 small swede, cut into chunks
    •    4 rashers smoked bacon, cut into pieces
    •    1/2 large cabbage, cut into smaller pieces


  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.

This great family recipe is thanks to BBC Good Food at


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