And today we have a twist on a classic Irish dish.
Irish Bacon and Cabbage Pie
I really like this idea so I thought I would make a larger version.
Preparing the Bacon
I prepared the brine 3 days before I planned to make the pie. I let my pork marinate in the brine that whole time. When it was done I boiled it in enough water to cover the pork, until the pork was just done. The meat came out very tender and juicy. It was quite delicious. I didn’t want to over cook it because I knew it’d be getting a bake in the oven.
Later when I realized he had a video (after I had already bought my ingredients) I saw that he was actually using ham! Ham would be good in this recipe as well. But I do really like the flavor my pork got from the brine.
Preparing the Bacon and Cabbage Pie
And it’s so delicious! My husband was skeptical at first because everything is basically boiled and there weren’t many spices besides salt and pepper. But he kept telling me “This is so good babes!” And he went for seconds so I consider this a win.
I made my pie based on Donal’s recipe but changed a few things, so I include here my version of a Bacon and Cabbage Pie.