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Authentic Irish Champ Recipe

Irish Champ Recipe

Irish Champ is a traditional comfort food made using potatoes, spring onion (scallions), butter and milk.  It is a great side dish that can accompany many meats and veg.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Keyword camp recipe, champ, how to make champ, irish champ, Irish champ recipe, irish potato recipe, potato and scallions, potato and spring onion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 235 kcal
Author J.J. Sheridan


  • 650 g Floury potatoes cut into chunks
  • 6 Spring Onions, finely sliced
  • 250 ml Whole Milk
  • 100 g Salted Butter
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Boil or steam the potatoes until cooked through, this should take approx 20 - 25 minutes depending on size of the potatoes.

  2. While potatoes are cooking simmer the spring onions in milk for about 5 minutes the remove the spring onion a reserve the milk.

  3. Mash the potatoes and add a quarter/25g of the butter and some milk into the mash potato and mix.  Add enough milk to get to a creamy consistency to your liking.

  4. Season the mash with salt and pepper and add in the spring onions. Mix through and taste then adjust seasoning as necessary.

  5. Add potato to a plate making a hollow in the center. Melt the remaining butter and pour into each hollow in the potato.  Enjoy dipping the potato into the butter which is the traditional way to eat it in Ireland.

Recipe Notes

Allergens:  This recipe contains Milk