Irish bacon with cabbage is the original, quintessential St. Patrick's Day dish. This version, which includes a mouthwatering parsley sauce, is from "Forgotten Skills of Cooking" by Darina Allen.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place bacon in a large pot and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. If bacon is very salty, a white froth will form on surface of water. In this case, discard water and start again. Repeat process until no froth forms on surface of water; drain.

  • Cover bacon with hot water. Cover pot and simmer until almost cooked through, about 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, slice cabbage across the grain into thin shreds; rinse with cold water if necessary. Add the cabbage to pot with bacon and continue cooking 20 minutes more.

  • Remove bacon from pot; strain cabbage and transfer to a large bowl or serving platter. Add butter and season with pepper; toss to combine. Serve bacon and cabbage with parsley sauce and potatoes.

Reviews (4)

17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
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Obviously you have never been to Ireland. Because it is not Irish. And do not be so rude.
Rating: 1 stars
Yuck. Do not eat. Irish people are bad.
Rating: 5 stars
Love this dish, easy and delicious
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Made this for my Supper Club this past weekend and it was very good. Even a guest who doesn't like pork enjoyed it. The sauce was great.