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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Alisa@Foodista said...

Different from how I prepare my mashed potatoes, but I like the idea of heating up the milk with the butter before adding it to the potatoes!Great recipe!Hope you wont mind but I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site, just add this little widget here to this post and it's all set to go, Thanks

Tika said...

Thanks Alisa...I will try to do what u suggested... :)Keep in touch!

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