Irish ChampIrish champ
is an easy side dish of creamy mashed potato with spring onions, perfect with an Irish stew or roasted meat.Champ
might be considered the Irish version of "mashed" potatoes seasoned with scallions, onions, or chives. In times past, Champ was considered a meatless main dish. In modern times it is often served as a side dish. http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/food/ic/food_16x9_608/recipes/champ_67444_16x9.jpg
Recipe for champ
2 lbs. potatoes, peeled
1/2 cup any of the following, finely diced:
scallions, chives, or onions
2/3 - 1 cup milk
ground black pepper
butter or margarine Directions
Boil the potatoes until tender.
While the potatoes are cooking, simmer the scallions, chives, or onions in the milk, for about 5 minutes.
Mash the potatoes.
Beat the warm milk and scallions, chives, or onions into the potatoes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Make a "well" in each serving of potatoes and put a lump of butter or margarine in each hole.
Yield: 4 servings (as a side dish)http://www.kitchenproject.com/StPatricksDay/recipes/Champ.htm