Coddle vs. Cuddle

By Jaxson

  • Coddle

    Coddle (sometimes Dublin coddle; Irish: cadal) is an Irish dish which is often made to use up leftovers, and therefore without a specific recipe. However, it most commonly consists of layers of roughly sliced sausages (pork sausages) and rashers (thinly sliced, somewhat-fatty back bacon) with chunky potatoes, sliced onion, salt, pepper, and herbs (parsley or chives). Traditionally, it can also include barley.

    Coddle is particularly associated with the capital of Ireland, Dublin. It was reputedly a favourite dish of the writers Se├ín O’Casey and Jonathan Swift, and it appears in several references to Dublin, including the works of James Joyce.The dish is braised in the stock produced by boiling the pieces of bacon and sausages. The dish is cooked in a pot with a well-fitting lid in order to steam the ingredients left uncovered by the broth. The only seasonings are usually salt, pepper, and occasionally parsley. Coddle could be considered Irish comfort food, and it is inexpensive, easy to prepare and quick to cook. It is often eaten in the winter months. In the days when Catholics were not allowed to eat meat on Fridays, this meal was often eaten on Thursdays, and it allowed a family to use up any remaining sausages or rashers.

  • Cuddle

    A hug is a form of endearment, universal in human communities, in which two or more people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely. If more than two persons are involved, it is referred to as a group hug.

  • Coddle (verb)

    To gently or with great care.

  • Coddle (verb)

    To cook slowly in hot water that is below the boiling point.

  • Coddle (verb)

    To exercise excessive or damaging authority in an attempt to protect. To overprotect.

  • Coddle (noun)

    An Irish dish comprising layers of roughly sliced pork sausages and bacon rashers with sliced potatoes and onions.

  • Coddle (noun)

    An effeminate person.

  • Cuddle (noun)

    A snuggle; an affectionate embrace, often given to family members and close friends.

  • Cuddle (verb)

    To embrace affectionately, lie together snugly.

    “The young lovers cuddled on the couch.”

  • Cuddle (verb)

    To cradle in one’s arms so as to give comfort, warmth.

    “She cuddled the infant before bedtime.”

    “I’m cold; can you roll over here and cuddle me, honey?”

  • Cuddle (verb)

    To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle.


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