Dublin Coddle

Serves 6

1 pound bacon slices
2 pounds pork sausage links
Bacon fat or vegetable oil
2 large onions, sliced
2 whole cloves garlic
4 large potatoes, thickly sliced
2 carrots, thickly sliced
1 bouquet garni
Black pepper
Hard cider (apple wine) or apple cider
Chopped parsley for garnish

Lightly fry bacon until crisp. Place in large cooking pot. Brown sausage in some bacon grease or vegetable oil. Remove and add to pot. Soften sliced onions and whole garlic cloves in fat, then add to pot with potatoes and carrots. Bury the bouquet garni in the middle of the mixture. Sprinkle with pepper. Cover with cider. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours over medium-low heat; do not boil.

To serve, garnish with chopped parsley.