Thanks, but this isn’t about your self-esteem. Champ is a dish made with mashed potatoes, milk, butter and chopped scallions. The simple dish, also called “poundies” (which is adorable), is a much-loved potato recipe hailing from the UK. 

Serve this delightfully oniony mash with a well of butter in the middle alongside a nice hunk of roast meat or maybe a few nicely crisped sausages, and embrace your inner Irishman. Then harness that inner Irishman’s drunken aggression and use it to fuel the age-old potato debate: English bubble and squeak or Irish champ? 

Use today’s Word of the Day: Mashed Potatoes With Goat Cheese and Kale