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Potatoes – how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…corny, I know – but true!!!! Today I have brought you my take on Irish Champ Potatoes.
As per usual I will put in a bit of a disclaimer – this recipe may not be “traditional”, I just go with what I think (and hopefully you guys!) tastes good.
What is Irish Champ?
Basically, it is creamy mashed potatoes with the addition of green onions/scallions/shallots (or whatever you call them where you come from!) and LASHINGS of butter, with garlic added to the butter for good measure.
Not to be confused with Colcannon – another Irish mashed potato recipe that folds through cooked cabbage. Sooooo good as well. I should have married an Irishman, I would fit right in!
Another mashed potato recipe brought to you by your friendly neighbourhood potato addict…if this sounds like you too, then check out all my potato-should-be-a-food-group recipes below!
Spinach Mashed Potatoes – fluffy & creamy Spinach Mashed Potatoes loaded with green spinach, herbs & feta. No need for greens with this side dish, it’s all in one.
Mustard Mashed Potatoes – rich, creamy, fluffy mash swirled with a ribbon of decadent garlic & mustard butter.
Warm Mustard Potato Salad – my no mayo potato salad using new potatoes, leeks and bacon.
Mashed Potato Cakes – little cakes of mashed potato, wrapped in bacon and oven baked.
Extra Crispy Potatoes – use my secret ingredient to get roast potatoes that are crispy, super crunchy and glass-like on the outside but fluffy in the middle. The ultimate in roast potatoes!
Irish Champ Potatoes
Irish Champ Potatoes - creamy mashed potatoes spiked with shallots / scallions, topped with lashings of garlic butter.
- 900 g potatoes peeled & evenly chopped - I used sebago
- 1/4 cup milk warmed
- 6 shallots / scallions finely sliced
- 50 g salted butter melted - divided
- 1 fresh garlic clove crushed/minced
- 1/4 tsp fine salt to taste
Boil, steam or microwave potatoes until tender, then mash until smooth.
Add about 1 tbsp of melted butter to mashed potatoes, then add milk gradually a little at a time, mixing, until you reach your desired texture.
Then add sliced shallots / scallions (reserving a few slices for garnish if you like) and mix lightly to incorporate.
At this stage, taste to check for seasoning, adding salt as required.
Add crushed garlic clove to the remaining melted butter and stir.
Spoon potato mixture onto serving dish / bowl and make an indent in the center using the back of a spoon. See photo in my post above.
Pour garlic butter into the center of the mound of mashed potatoes, sprinkle with reserved shallots / scallions if using.
*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*