Irish Champ (Mashed Potatoes)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “One of the favorite Irish ways to serve potatoes. For a change try adding any of these:Leeks, nettles, peas, or brown crispy onions.Instead of the green onions I added frozen peas after mashing the potatoes with the hot milk and then kept the potatoes hot Looked and tasted great”


  • 6 -8unpeeled potatoes
  • 1bunchgreen onion
  • 1 1/2 cupsmilk
  • 4 -8tablespoonsbutter
  • salt & pepper
  • Directions

  • Finely chop the green onions (white& green tops) and mix with the cold milk.
  • bring slowly to a boil and simmer 3-4 minutes, turn off the heat and leave to infuse.
  • Peel and mash the cooked potatoesand while still hot mix with the boiled milk& green onions.
  • Beat in some of the butter.
  • Season with salt& pepper.
  • Put a knob of butter on top& serve.
  • You can do this recipe ahead and reheat in a 350F oven, covered with foil until hot (apprx 30 minutes).
  • Reviews

  • “Good mashed potatoes, Bergy! They went well with the Irish pork dish we did for St. Pat’s day.The recipe was easily halved for two, I did add a dash of cayenne instead of regular pepper.Thanks for sharing a good one.”

  • “Made these for St Patricks Day dinner. These were GREAT! The green onion flavor was fantastic!”

  • “Delicious and very easy! A nice twist on classic mashed potatoes! Warming the scallions in the milk gave the entire dish a subtle scallion flavor. I will definatly make this again! Thanks!”

  • “This is an amzing dish. Warming the milk (I sometimes use cream) with the green onions makes the flavor so intense. I use red potatoes and the added color of their skins is nice. I think Yukon Gold potatoes would be delicious too.”