Champ (Buttery Mashed Potatoes with Scallions)

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Champ (Buttery Mashed Potatoes with Scallions)
  • Yield:serves 4
  • Active time:20 minutes
  • Total time:20 minutes
  • Rated: 5.0
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British Bites: Champ (Buttery Mashed Potatoes with Scallions)

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  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper


  1. 1.

    Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are soft and mashable, about 10 minutes.

  2. 2.

    Drain potatoes and place back in pot to dry, then add butter and cream and mash until you reach desired consistency. Fold in scallions and season to taste with salt and pepper; serve immediately.

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