My favourite way to eat potatoes was always to have them mashed, although chipped was a close second. Like most people back when I was growing up, we'd throw a block of lard into the deepest pan we had, heat it up till it would blister your face when peering in, and then drop in half a ton of peeled and sliced potatoes. About 30 seconds later we'd be eating chips/fries.
But back to mash and our cooking method involved the addition of scallions, butter and milk at the mashing stage. I may be giving you an UWOTD for free here as not everyone has heard of the word "scallions" but it's by no means an Ulster only word so I felt it didn't deserve a post of it's own.
Scallions are simply spring onions and are a colourful and delicious addition to mashed potatoes.
So anyway, when all these ingredients are combined, the Ulster word for the result is champ.
Champ : mashed potatoes usually with the addition of scallions, butter and a little milk.
I've only been back in the UK a few days but already I've had champ and I'm sorry if you come from Idaho but I still think our potatoes are the best in the world. So with 8 ounces of a still hot rotisserie chicken from Costco, a generous dollop of champ and a serving of processed peas on my supper plate last night, I was in epicurean heaven.
Well maybe not heaven but it sure wasn't Idaho, Toto.