Traditional Irish Mash Potato

Traditional Irish Mash Potato

It is enriched with a wickedly indulgent amount of butter! To make it more indulgence, replace 60ml/4 tbsp of the milk with buttermilk. Best serve as an accompaniment to beef or lamb stew. The dish is very light and fluffy, which is great to create fabulous, mouthwatering result for children especially.

Serving: 3-4 person
Duration: 45 minutes


1kg potatoes (cut into chunks)
300ml milk
1 bunch spring onions (thinly sliced, plus extra to garnish)
115g or 1/2 cup salted butter
some salt
ground black pepper

  1. Boil the potatoes in lightly salted water for 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender.
  2. Drain and mash the potatoes with a fork until smooth.

  3. Mix the milk, spring onions and half the butter in a small pan and set over a low heat until just simmering.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the butter has melted and the spring onions have softened.
  5. Beat the milk mixture into the mashed potato using a wooden spoon until it is light and fluffy.
  6. Reheat gently and add ground black pepper for seasoning.
  7. Turn the potato into a warmed serving dish and make a well in the centre to place the remaining butter in the well and let it melt.
  8. Sprinkle with extra spring onion and serve immediately.

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Sambal Udang Petai (Chili Prawn with Stink Beans)

Sambal Udang Petai

This delicious Sambal Udang Petai is my family signature dish. I get the recipe from mak (my mom) and also mama (my mother in-law). According to hubby with my touch the taste is greater!!! ;) hehe..

Serving: 7-8
Duration: 30 minutes


250g Petai/Stink Beans (Cut in half, rinse well and drain)
500g Prawns
7-8 tbsb of Chili Boh (Chili Paste)
250ml Coconut Milk
6 Shallots
3 cloves of Garlic (grind together with shallots)
1 tbsb Tamarind Paste (use the juice only)

  1. Heat up a pan, add oil, fry the ground shallots & garlic till fragrant.
  2. Add in Chili Boh and cook it until quite toasted and oil starts to ooze, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add in Tamarind Paste, salt & sugar.
  4. Add in Coconut Milk and stir about 5 minutes.
  5. Put in Petai for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Lastly put in prawns for few seconds only or until the tail become crooked.

    TIP: Don't overcook prawn as it will become hard!

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