A perfect side dish

A traditional Irish dish made with mashed potato and cabbage or kale.

4 people
30 mins


1kg potatoes, peeled, roosters work well
250g curly kale, well washed and finely sliced, discard any thick stalks
100mls milk
100g Glenstal Butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preparing the Champ

Cook the potatoes in a covered pan of boiling salted water for 15-20 minutes until tender.

Meanwhile, cook the kale. Heat a knob of butter and two tablespoons of water in a heavy-based pan with a lid. When the butter has melted and formed an emulsion, add the kale with a pinch of salt.

Cover, shake well and cook over a high heat for 1 minute. Shake the pan again and cook for another minute. Drain off any liquid and then season the kale with pepper.

Drain the potatoes, add in the milk and mash until smooth, then beat in the kale and the remaining butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serving Suggestions

This is a ideal side dish for any meal. Traditionally it would be served with loin of bacon.

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