For those of you who don’t know what champ…<da dummmm da dummmm> it’s a traditional Irish recipe, made with our staple… the humble spud! Follow the BBC recipe below for a tasty, traditional meal…..won’t it be interesting in years to come when our kids are passing out McDonald’s recipes as a traditional family favourite!? Hmm .. ok…maybe not!
Champ, the easy way!
Prep time: 30mins
Cooking time: 10-30mins
125g/4oz spring onions, chopped, or 40g/1½oz chives, chopped
300ml/10fl oz milk
salt and pepper
1. If using onions, simmer these in the milk until soft.
2. Boil the potatoes in salted water until just cooked, then mash.
3. Add the onions and their milk and the chives, if used, together with the milk which you have heated separately.
4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let the butter melt over the finished dish
As with all things Irish….enjoy in moderation….your waistband will thank you!