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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 539kcal
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


  • 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.
  • Serve immediately.


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