Champ Recipe: A Delicious Taste of Ireland

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Indulge in the simple yet flavorful delights of Irish cuisine with our Champ recipe. Hailing from the verdant fields of Ireland, Champ is a traditional dish made from creamy mashed potatoes mixed with scallions (green onions) and enriched with butter and milk. This humble yet satisfying dish embodies the essence of Irish comfort food, perfect for accompanying hearty stews or enjoyed on its own as a comforting side. Join us as we explore the rich culinary heritage of Ireland with this easy and delicious Champ recipe.


2 lbs (900g) potatoes, peeled and quartered

1 bunch scallions (green onions), finely chopped

1/2 cup (120ml) milk

4 tablespoons (56g) butter

Salt and pepper to taste


Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover them with cold water. Add a generous pinch of salt to the water. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the potatoes for 15-20 minutes, or until they are fork-tender. While the potatoes are cooking, heat the milk and butter together in a small saucepan over low heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is warm. Drain the cooked potatoes and return them to the pot. Mash them with a potato masher or fork until smooth and creamy. Stir in the chopped scallions, warm milk, and butter mixture until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to stir the Champ over low heat for 2-3 minutes, or until it is heated through and creamy.


Serve Champ hot, straight from the pot, as a delicious side dish to accompany your favorite Irish stew or as a comforting meal on its own. For an extra indulgent touch, add an extra pat of butter on top of each serving and watch it melt into the creamy potatoes. Pair it with a pint of your favorite Irish beer or cider for a truly authentic Irish dining experience.

Champ is a dish that celebrates the humble yet bountiful offerings of the Irish countryside. With its simple ingredients and comforting flavors, it has earned its place as a beloved staple of Irish cuisine. Whether you're serving it up for a family dinner or sharing it with friends, our Champ recipe is sure to delight your taste buds and warm your soul.