Melted Leek Champ

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Champ is a traditional Irish dish usually consisting of mashed potatoes and spring onions. Here, milk-braised leeks replace the spring onions.

  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 21/2 lb. Yukon gold potatoes, sliced
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 3 medium leeks, white and light green parts sliced 1/4-inch thick (3 cups)
  • 11/4 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/8 tsp. grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper

Preparation

1. Bring potatoes and enough salted water to cover to a boil in pot over medium heat. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender.

2. Heat butter and leeks in skillet over medium heat 10 minutes, or until leeks begin to brown. Add 2 Tbs. water, and simmer 15 seconds. Add milk, nutmeg, and white pepper. Simmer 10 minutes.

3. Drain potatoes. Transfer to large bowl, and mash with potato masher until fairly smooth. Stir in leek mixture.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 165
  • Carbohydrate Content: 29 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 10 mg
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 129 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g