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.

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

Jo Pratt's salmon, prawn & leek hotpot recipe

Jo Pratt's Salmon, Prawn & Leek Hotpot

This is a lovely alternative to making a classic fish pie and such a comforting dish to eat. Feel free to swap the fish to suit your preferences or in fact you could buy fish pie mix which many supermarkets sell at the fish counter. Served with some green vegetables, this is sure to become a family favourite.

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Flamenco potatoes pork tenderloin recipe

Spanish Flamenco potatoes with pork roast

These punchy potatoes coupled with a moist tenderloin are great for a quick midweek roast, or even a centre piece at a dinner party to share.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Potato farl steak sandwich with caramelised red onion and cheese sauce

Potato farl steak sandwich with caramelised red onion and cheese sauce

Potato farl steak sandwich with caramelised red onion and cheese sauce

Calling meat lovers everywhere! indulge yourself in this Potato Farl steak sandwich with caramelised red onion and creamy cheese sauce. Perfect for a tasty lunchtime treat or a quick mid week meal.

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Aussie style potato scones with avocado recipe

Aussie-Style Potato Scones with Avocado

Tasty at any time of the day, these scones are a simple way of using up any leftover mash to create a lush brunch dish.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 12 mins