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March 18, 2011

Champ (Irish Mashed Potatoes)

This makes a big ole' batch. Be prepared for leftovers...unless you are feeding a crowd. I use leftover champ for potato pancakes the next day...or 3. The garlic is a less traditional addition, but tastes awesome. The sour cream isn't traditional either...but it helps make these extra creamy.

5lbs Red Potatoes (washed, not peeled & cut into 1/4's)
1 large bunch/20 green onions (whites & greens diced)
3 cloves of fresh chopped garlic (or 1 Tbsp powder)
buttermilk (enough to cover the diced green onions in a bowl)
16oz sour cream
1/2 lb salted butter
salt & pepper (to taste)

  • Boil potatoes till done.
  • Drain potatoes well in a colander.
  • Put butter, garlic, onions & buttermilk into the hot pan that you boiled your potatoes in.
  • Add hot potatoes back into the pan.
  • Mash potatoes into the buttermilk, butter & onions.
  • Add sour cream & mix well.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste. 

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