Champ (Green Onion Mashed Potatoes)

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Champ is traditionally served with a well in the middle that has a dab of butter melting in it. The potatoes are usually eaten from "outside" to "inside," dipping each bite into the butter. From the Tinakilly Country House & Restaurant in Rathnew, Ireland.


★★★★★ 5 votes

10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 c
    whipping cream
  • 1/4 c
    butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, sliced (about 1 1/3 cups)

How to Make Champ (Green Onion Mashed Potatoes)


  1. Cook potatoes in pot of boiling salted water until very tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring cream and butter to simmer in heavy small saucepan over medium heat, stirring often.
  3. Mix in green onions. Remove from heat. Cover and let steep while potatoes cook.
  4. Drain potatoes thoroughly. Return potatoes to same pot and mash. Add cream mixture and stir until blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Cover; let stand at room temperature. Rewarm over low heat, stirring often.)

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About Champ (Green Onion Mashed Potatoes)

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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