Jeremy Irons's Champ Recipe

Jeremy Irons's champ recipe

Source - Cancer Research UK

Jeremy Irons cooking

Photo - screen capture : Jeremy Irons cooking on the Martha Stewart show

"I inherited the love of potatoes from my mother who, in turn, inherited her liking probably from her Irish ancestors."

Preparation time: 50 minutes
Serves four


You need

11/2 lb potatoes, freshly cooked
4 tablespoons butter, melted
10 spring onions, chopped
1/2 cup milk
Salt and freshly ground
Black pepper to taste

What to do

Simmer the chopped spring onions (green parts too) in the milk.  If you prefer, you can use two chopped leeks instead.  Drain, but keeping the milk.  Mash the cooked potatoes and season to taste.  Add the cooked spring onions.  Beat well and add enough of the milk to make the dish creamy and smooth.  Place in a deep warmed dish.  Make a well in the centre of the potatoes and add the melted butter.  Heat through and serve immediately.

You can also add chopped parsley, chives, young nettle tops or young green peas to the potatoes.  For supper you could replace the butter with scrambled eggs.

"This recipe will kindle even the coldest heart."

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