Champ

The Past Sunday night, the entire world literally prepared themselves for the premier of the finale season of Game Of Thrones. I jumped on the bandwagon and decided to do the same.

Which was not a very clever idea, now that I think about it. Actually I was not thinking at all! During my varsity days, I would pull all nighters left, right and center and never feel sleep deprived. 11 years later and I could barely keep my eyes open past 9pm.

I stayed awake the entire day and then I attempted to do everything to keep myself awake till 3am.

No such luck, I fell asleep at exactly 2am and woke up just as the closing lines of Game of Thrones was coming up and then I could not go back to bed at all again.

Work passed in a blur and I stopped off at KFC on the way home to buy chicken for supper. When I plopped the chicken down in front of my dad he was not happy. He wanted sides, which of course I forgot, so I had to quickly whip up something.

I was going to make fried potatoes but then I remembered coming across a recipe for champ in my Kerry Gold cookbook.

When my mother saw what I was making, she did not believe it was champ, she was under the impression that I was making pooniemas, the Indian version of mash potatoes.

I had no energy in me to keep my eye lids open let alone explain champ to both my elders, I just let them think it was Indian mash potatoes.

The verdict, I loved it, so soft and creamy and the crunchy texture of the onions just finished the dish off perfectly.

Too tired to type anything else, let’s just hope that it will not take me the remainder of the month to catch up on my deprived sleep.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5kg x potatoes.
  • ½ x cup milk.
  • 4 x spring onions, finely chopped.
  • 6 x tbsp. Kerry gold butter.
  • Salt and pepper to garnish.

Method:

  • Boil the potatoes in salt water till soft.
  • Remove the skins and place in a boil.
  • Add the milk, seasoning and butter to the boil.
  • Mash till nice and creamy.
  • Fold in the spring onions.

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