Northern Irish Champ

A centuries old Northern Irish recipe for a delicious way to make 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 (12 - 14), thinly sliced

Poached or fried eggs


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.