Smooth Potatoes

They hold their shape when boiled or cooked in a sauce such as dauphinoise or a hot pot. Try them boiled or as wedges. A typical ‘Smooth’ variety would be Desiree.

All Smooth Potatoes

Lady Balfour Smooth Potato Variety

Lady Balfour

This variety was named after Lady Eve Balfour – a pioneer of the UK organic movement. It has a uniform oval shape, creamy skin and pale tasty flesh. It performs well as mash, boiled or wedges.

Vivaldi Smooth Potato Variety

Vivaldi

Vivaldi is a pale yellow potato with a velvety texture, this makes it great for mashing and is particularly good as a boiled potato, holding its shape. It has a mild sweet flavour and complements Mediterranean recipes and fish or chicken recipes.

Disree Smooth Potato Variety

Desiree

Desiree potatoes have a firm, creamy tasting flesh making them ideal for smooth mash or being cooked in a sauce, such as our favourite Potato Dauphinoise/Dauphinoise Potatoes. Desiree are available across the major retailers and are easily recognisable by their lovely red skin and light yellow flesh. Desiree are normally larger, longer and oval shape.

Recipes using Smooth Potatoes

Potato and mushroom omelette recipe

Low in sat fat

High protein

Potato and mushroom omelette

Putting potatoes in a omelette helps to make it more filling. This is a great twist on a classic omelette recipe and is tasty too.

  • Cook in: 20 mins
Bombay potato hash recipe

Bombay Potato Hash

Packed full of flavour and textures, this is great dish to experiment with spice combinations - don't be afraid to turn up the heat a little!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Smoked Haddock with Chive Mayonnaise Mash Recipe

Smoked Haddock with Potato & Chive Mash Recipe

Quick, simple and comforting, this recipe is so easy to make and curl up on the sofa with a good film.  If you have a particular favourite, switch the chives out for your preferred herb or spice.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Thai potato and chicken curry recipe by Jo Pratt

Thai Potato and Chicken Curry Recipe by Jo Pratt

This recipe is a one pot wonder – ideal to use up veggies you might have left over from the weekly shop, (mine are just a suggestion) but potatoes are key in this dish.  Then simply add some chicken and a few spices. 

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
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