Irish champ

    40 min

    Looks similar to colcannon, but champ is native to the North of Ireland. It's made by blending spring onions with creamy mashed potatoes. Great on its own, served steaming hot with extra butter which will melt through it. But it's also the perfect side dish for good quality sausages.


    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 1kg (2 1/4 lb) potatoes, peeled and halved
    • 250ml (8 fl oz) milk
    • 1 bunch spring onions, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 50g (2 oz) butter
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place potatoes into large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to the boil and cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
    2. Drain well. Return to very low heat and allow the potatoes to dry out for a few minutes. (It helps if you place a clean tea towel over the potatoes to absorb any remaining moisture.)
    3. Meanwhile, heat the milk and spring onions gently in a saucepan until warm.
    4. Mash the potatoes, salt and butter together until smooth. Stir in the milk and spring onion until evenly mixed. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Serve piping hot in bowls. Set out some extra butter for individuals to add to their servings.

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    This was a nice addition, paired with the Irish Steaks I also made from this site. My son liked it as well. Easy to make too, always a plus!  -  01 Apr 2012


    Used different ingredients. To make it more like I remembered it I used a fat leek instead of green onions. I also mixed in a raw egg after I took it off the gas. Topped it off with a pad of garlic butter.  -  23 Jun 2011


    This is really delicious! I made it last night for dinner to serve with chicken friend chicken cubed steaks. Yummy!  -  01 Mar 2012