irish champ potatoes - creamy mashed potatoes with green onions scallions and lashings of melted butter

Irish Champ Potatoes

Irish Champ Potatoes - creamy mashed potatoes spiked with shallots / scallions, topped with lashings of garlic butter.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern Australian
Keyword irish champ potatoes, irish champ
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 as a side
Calories Per Serve 539 kcal
Author Lee-Ann Grace | Chef Not Required


  • 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


  1. Boil, steam or microwave potatoes until tender, then mash until smooth.

  2. 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.

  3. Then add sliced shallots / scallions (reserving a few slices for garnish if you like) and mix lightly to incorporate.

  4. At this stage, taste to check for seasoning, adding salt as required.

  5. Add crushed garlic clove to the remaining melted butter and stir.

  6. 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.

  7. Pour garlic butter into the center of the mound of mashed potatoes, sprinkle with reserved shallots / scallions if using.

  8. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*