Champ is native to the North of Ireland. It's made by blending spring onions with creamy mashed potatoes. Great on its own, served steaming hot with extra butter which will melt through it.
Born in your native city of Belfast I grew up on Champ. One one thing missing from this recipe which would make it an "authentic" champ is the addition of one or two raw eggs mixed into the mash along with the milk,butter and scallions. Without that it is just mashed potatoe with milk , butter and scallions. Try the REAL Belfast champ by adding raw eggs. - 06 Jun 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a classic irish champ recipe. Half my family is irish and it tasted just like any champ i've ever had. I think it's important for people to remember when they make these recipes, that classic irish fare usually consists of basic, and usually very inexpensive ingredients. It's not supposed to come out tasting like something you ordered at a 5 star resturant... it's pub food! - 06 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was really good, but we thought it was lacking a little something. Hubby stirred in some sour cream which really made it pop! Yummy. - 17 May 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)