Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I forgot this holiday was coming up so soon! I ended up remembering late last Sunday night, so I didn't feel like running out and buying a ton of ingredients since my fridge is already bursting at the seams, so I googled Irish recipes using some ingredients I had on hand and this awesome recipe for Irish Champ popped up!
- 2-lbs of peeled and prepped potatoes
- 1 cup of milk (I used whole milk)
- 1 bunch of green onions / scallions sliced finely
- Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
- 1/4 cup butter (I skipped this to make it slightly healthier, and since I used Whole Milk, they were pretty creamy already)
As I said, this is an insanely easy recipe. The toughest part is peeling and prepping the potatoes, and really, that's not hard at all. (Just annoying. I hate peeling vegetables.)
Other than my butter modification, the only change I made was that I finely diced my potatoes so that they would cook faster. I don't really see the point in just slicing the potatoes in half like the recipe suggests. Doing it that way just makes it so that they'll take a lot longer to cook, and since they'll be mashed I don't see that changing the texture of the finished potatoes, so I guess it's just a personal preference. However you slice them, just make sure the potato pieces are roughly equal in size, that way they'll all cook evenly and be ready at the same time.
The finished potatoes taste deliciously creamy, onion-y, and they make a great side dish for pretty much anything. I really liked this recipe a lot and I plan on using green onion in my mashed potatoes more often, but I might mix-in a few other things too. Like garlic and cheese, so it'd be more like a loaded baked potato-mash or something. Still, green onions are delicious, and if you need something quick and savory to whip up tonight for dinner, while still being festive, give this a try! It's super easy and delicious, what else could you want?