Friday, 30 August 2019

Foodie Friday – Irish Champ

Irish Champ is similar to colcannon.  Instead of adding cabbage, you add spring onions (or scallions).

Champ in this context meant thick, not special or common.  And it is comfort food rather than festive fare.

Here  is a recipe from Fusion Craftiness – I'm going to give this one a try.

Traditional Irish Champ Recipe.


  • 3 lb starchy potatoes, peeled and
  • 4 Tbs butter plus a little more for garnish
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 6 green onions (scallions), chopped, plus a little more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 oz shredded sharp cheese like Dunmore, Asiago, aged Cheddar, Comte etc.


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil.  Cook until fork tender.
  2. Drain potatoes and return to same pot off heat.
  3. Add next 5 ingredient and mash until desired consistency.
  4. Serve in bowls, make a shallow well and place a pat of butter, sprinkle with additional green onions ad cheese.
  5. Enjoy!

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