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Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 6-8
Dietary Vegetarian
From Housecall
Looking for an easy mashed potato recipe? James Martin's creamy champ is perfect with sausages or pork chops.


  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until soft. Drain and remove from the pan. Leave until just cool enough to peel. Mash thoroughly.

  2. Boil the milk and add to the potato, together with the spring onions.

  3. Season and stir well.

  4. Pile into a serving dish.

  5. Make a well in the centre and add the butter. Serve immediately.


  • 1.35kg/3lb potatoes, well scrubbed and left whole in their jackets
  • 290ml/½ pint milk
  • 85g/3oz butter
  • salt and white pepper
  • 1 large bunch spring onions, finely chopped

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