Irish Food Drink and Picnic Ideas
This is a simple Irish dish which uses staples such as potatoes milk and butter. Very high in both calories and taste it certainly isn't suitable for those watching their waistline!
1lb potatoes (peeled and quartered)
8 spring onions (trimmed but otherwise whole)
1/4 pint full fat milk
4-6 oz butter
Seasoning (Salt & Black Pepper)
Boil potatoes in salted water and drain thoroughly. Cover with a clean cloth in order to absorb steam and keep warm. Place the milk in a pan on a low heat then finely chop the spring onions and add them to the milk. Bring to the boil and simmer for a couple of minutes.
Mash the potatoes and season then pour the milk mixture in and mix well. Evenly divide the mash between four bowls. Make a well in the centre of each. Heat the butter and when melted pour evenly into each well.
Traditionally champ would have been eaten with a spoon with each spoonful being dipped into the butter-what would the "fat police" say about this dish!
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