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A traditional Irish potato dish - particularly popular in the northern counties, made by mixing mashed potato with spring onions or leeks and butter - nettle tops were sometimes used in the past.

Champ became traditional on 31st October (Hallowe'en), when as well as being eaten (generally accompanied by buttermilk), offerings were made to the fairies. For a recipe, see Gourmet Britain Recipe section.

If you enjoy cooking take a minute to look at ‘Simon Scrutton French Cookery Classes’ on Google – and learn how to make top class bistro-style dishes. Suitable for beginners upwards.

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