Serves: 4 – 6 as a side to a stew

Champ is as good as it is unknown in Australia; Ireland’s take on mash potatoes.

You can happily substitute spring onions for red onions or (French) shallots as I often do.

Or become a real champ warrior by adding bacon and ham.


100gm spring onions, sliced thinly
150ml milk
100gm butter
1kg potatoes
Salt and pepper


  1. Make your mash potatoes as you normally would; plenty of butter and seasoning. If you have a ricer, use that you get perfectly smooth mash, if not, buy one.
  2. Stir through the spring onions.
  3. Try not to keep sampling to check the seasoning for the 20 minutes that your braise is finishing off!

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