Northern Irish Champ (Scallion Mashed Potatoes)

My son-in-law is from Northern Ireland and turned me onto this simple, but absolutely delicious way to prepare mashed potatoes.


4 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and chunked

6 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 bunches scallions (about 12-14), sliced thin

Poached or fried eggs

      The Recipe

Boil or steam potatoes until tender.  Drain, return to pot, and mash until smooth.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter.  Add cream, salt and pepper and scallions and bring to a simmer over low heat (do not boil).  Add to the mashed potatoes and fold in by hand.  Option:  For individual servings, add a poached or fried egg on top.  Serves 4.



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