Desiree

Type:
Smooth
Colour:
Red
Flesh Colour:
Creamy White
Size:
Large

Try As

Mashed poatatoes

Boiled potatoes

Wedges

A bit about 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 Desiree

La Pomme de Terre en Vichyssoise et son croustillant de Poireaux recipe

Potato Vichyssoise with Crispy Leek Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Olivier Limousin, l’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, created as part of an eight course potato tasting menu specially for Potato Week 2012.

  • Prep in: 12 mins
  • Cook in: 18 mins
Oxford potato soup recipe

Oxford Potato Soup Recipe

Recreated to celebrate VE Day last year, this is a popular wartime soup of potatoes, onions, leeks, celery and bacon - healthy and really tasty.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Chinese chicken and potato tray bake recipe

Chinese Chicken and Potato Tray Bake

A simple, one tray taste of the orient, with baby vegetables.

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

Other 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.

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