Champ Potatoes are a good side dish for many reasons. The first being that: potatoes are a reliable source of manganese, phosphorus, niacin, pantothenic acid, and vitamins C and B6. Second, they are delicious with almost any dish, or on their own.
“Adding milk, butter and sour cream takes away from the health benefits of eating potatoes, but everyone needs a treat once in a while, right?!”
I originally discovered this dish while in Dublin, at the Guinness Storehouse. They were sitting atop the Guinness Beef Stew I ordered from Gilroy’s Bar, and it was love at first bite. They are not special by any means, but they make a big impact when paired with the right entree.
Champ Potatoes are really just creamed potatoes with green onions, masquerading as something fancy. They originate from Northern Ireland, and are a staple in Irish cuisine.