Champ (Cally)

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    4 to 6

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Real Irish Food

Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

  • About

Mashed potatoes with hot milk, butter, and scallions, or green onions, as we call them in Ireland, is what Dubliners call Champ. But my mother is from the west of Ireland, and she always refers to this dish as Cally. When we make plain mashed potatoes, with a little butter, milk, and salt and pepper, we like them quite stiff and dry. But when we make Champ, they should be softer and looser. It’s typically served with a good dollop of butter on top of each person’s mound of potatoes, and in