Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy St. Paddy's Day -- Champ and Colcannon

Do you like mashed potatoes?

Then Champ will be one of your favorite Irish dishes ever -- a pile of creamy mashed goodness, with a touch of onion and warm melted butter -- yum.


1-2 potatoes per person, peeled and chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup milk
1-2 tablespoonfuls butter per person

Boil the potatoes; while they're cooking, let the green onions lightly steam in the milk a few minutes. Mash the potatoes, mix in the hot onion/milk mixture, then add more milk if needed. Add a grind of salt and pepper, and serve each person a pile of mash with a well of butter melting in the middle.


Chop a handful or more of cabbage, and cook it with the onions until cabbage is tender. Mix into the potatoes.

More info here. 

Update: Writing about Champ has produced a craving -- I've made it twice in the days since! If you're feeling rushed, try it with instant mashed potatoes and a spoonful of dried onion, then serve with a tablespoon of butter melting on it. Almost as good as the mashed-and-true.

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