Champ -- a Mashed Potato Dish (Ireland)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe comes from the 1983 cookbook, Traditional British Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In lightly salted boiling water, cook potatoes until just tender, about 15-20 minutes, then drain.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, cook the onion in buttermilk for 5 minutes.
  3. Add onion & buttermilk to potatoes & mash well, to a creamy consistency.
  4. Finely chop green onions & beat into the potato mixture along with the butter, then season with salt & pepper, to taste.
Most Helpful

I scaled this back for 2 serves and used Carisma potatoes (a low GI potato) and found there was plenty for 3 of us, made as per instructions to create a lovely smooth and tasty mash. Thanks to weekend cooker for the recommendation and Sydney Mike for posting, made for I Recommend tag game.

I'mPat August 14, 2012

Loved this dish. The slight tang from the buttermilk gives it it's uniqueness. You get a nice crunch from the onions. I whipped mine till it was smooth but next time I think I will just mash them so there's a bit more texture. I threw them under the broiler for a few minutes to give them a nice brown color. Yum! Thanks for posting. :)

teresas June 03, 2011

I believe that this was the first time adding onions to mashed potatoes, really enjoyed it. Also liked the idea of buttermilk added here too. It really gave this AN EXTRA ZING to it. Have to put this in my files. Would be great for that weeknight hurry up dish for us and the kids. Definately a Zaar Stars hit.

weekend cooker April 04, 2011