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“Champ is the name of a mashed potato dish served in Scotland and Ireland. The potatoes are often mixed with other vegetables such as leeks or even mashed beetroot when they acquire different regional names. Champ should be piled up steaming hot on individual plates and a crate made in the centre of each one, filled with melted butter. Each forkful is then dipped into this molten golden pool.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the chopped spring onions, green part as well as white, in the milk; drain, but reserve the milk.
  2. Season the mashed potatoes to taste, and then add the spring onions.
  3. Beat well together and add enough hot milk to make the dish creamy and smooth.
  4. Put onto 4 individual plates, make a well in the centre of each portion and pour a tablespoon (or more) of melted butter into each.
  5. The dry potato is dipped into the well of butter when eating.

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