Sunday, March 9, 2008

Potato, Onion and Pea Champ


2lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 stick Irish butter
1/2 bunch scallions chopped
1 clove garlic
1 Cup milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Cup fresh baby peas cooked and drained
Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan. Cover with salted water and bring to a boil . Reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender. Drain well and return to the pan.
Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan melt the butter over medium heat-high heat. Add the green onions and garlic and cook, stirring until soft and fragrant. about 1 and 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Return the pan with the potatoes to a medium-low heat and cook for 1 minute, shaking the pan. While mashing with a potato masher, slowly add the milk mashing until the potatoes are creamy. Add 1/2 of the hot butter with the green onions and mash to incorporate. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from the heat and fold in the cooked peas. Transfer to a serving bowl an drizzle the remaining butter and onions over the top, Serve hot.

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