Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tasty Tuesday


                I know, it's Wednesday and I'm a day late, but yesterday just got away from me and before I knew it, it was bed time! I may be a day off but I have another Irish dish for you to try this weekend! I'm planning a traditional Irish dinner, having a few friends over to taste a few of Ireland finest dishes, should be fun!  I found this cookbook, The Complete Irish Pub, it's filled with history and dishes from Ireland and just begs to be sampled. One dish I'll be making is Champ, a mashed potato spotted with greens. Give the recipe a peak!

Champ

8 starchy potato's ( such as russet or Yukon) peeled and cut in chunks
20 scallions with some green tops, chopped
1 1/2 c. milk
1/4 t. white peppercorns
1/4 c. snipped chives
1 t. sea salt
1/2 c. salted butter, melted and hot
Boil potatoes in salted water till done, about 20 min. Drain well and return to pan. While potatoes are cooking, put the chopped scallions in a saucepan with the milk and peppercorns. Simmer 5 min. then drain, reserving the milk and scallions separately.
Mash potatoes  till smooth, stirring in enough of the reserved milk to produce a creamy consistency. Stir in the scallions and chives. Season to taste with sea salt. Transfer the potatoes to a warm serving dish, make a well in the center and pour in the hot, melted butter. Serve.

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