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Irish Champ Recipe (Mashed Potatoes)

The addition of butter, cream and fresh green onion to mashed potatoes makes this Traditional Irish Champ Recipe a delicious side dish. A nice change from regular mashed potatoes.

If you’re looking for a really delicious recipe for creamy mashed potatoes, this recipe for Irish Champ is a must-make. Made with potatoes, butter, cream and scallions, these potatoes are buttery and creamy with a subtle onion flavour. This easy recipe is a perfect addition to your dinner table any day of the week.

What is Irish Champ?

Irish Champ is a traditional Irish recipe of mashed potatoes with scallions, butter and milk or cream. These simple ingredients result in the most creamy and delicious mashed potato dish.

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day Dinner!

Champ is a perfect side dish served alongside baked ham, Guinness beef stew, or corned beef for a tasty St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

Add this comfort food to your side dish rotation!

Irish Champ is easy enough to make for any day of the week. Serve for dinner with roast beef, pork chops or roast chicken. This side dish is also great for Easter dinner, served alongside baked ham with all the trimmings like layered saladglazed carrots, steamed green beans and more!

This traditional Irish dish is also really delicious smothered with gravy…I’m not sure how traditional adding gravy is, but it is so so good.

Irish Champ Potatoes Recipe Tips

  • POTATOES: Yellow potatoes like Yukon Golds are perfect for this dish. But, you can use other floury potatoes like russet potatoes or red potatoes.
  • TO PEEL OR NOT TO PEEL? Traditional champ uses peeled potatoes, but if you want to you can use unpeeled potatoes.
  • WATER: Boil the potatoes in cold water with salt (I use about 1/2 – 1 tsp of salt added to the water). Use just enough water to cover the potatoes by about an inch.
  • SCALLIONS: Use green onions: fresh sliced scallions or spring onions.
  • MILK: Use whole milk (3%), 2% or half and half cream.
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Irish Champ Recipe

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The addition of butter, cream and fresh green onion to mashed potatoes makes this Traditional Irish Champ Recipe a delicious side dish. A nice change from regular mashed potatoes.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop

Ingredients

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  • 6 medium potatoes (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup half and half cream
  • 1 bunch of chopped green onions or scallions
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper (or white pepper)

Instructions

  1. Place the peeled and chopped potatoes into a large pot filled with enough salted water to just cover the potatoes. Boil until tender.
  2. When the potatoes are done drain the water, then use a potato masher to mash them. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan on low heat, melt the butter then whisk in the cream.
  4. Stir in the chopped scallions.
  5. Add the hot milk mixture, salt and pepper to the mashed potatoes, mix well.
  6. Garnish the top of the champ with extra sliced scallions if you wish.
  7. Serve immediately. You can offer extra butter at serving time too.

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