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

Smoked Haddock & Potato Chowder Recipe

Smoked Haddock & Potato Chowder Recipe

A beautifully buttery consistency compliments the mixture of spuds, veg and delicious haddock in this chowder recipe. Discover how to create this amazing dish guaranteed to please. 

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Potato and Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

Potato and Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

For a twist on a Saturday night takeaway without the noodles, why not try this delicious Potato Pad Thai recipe for a healthy treat night?

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 8 mins
Tuscan Potatoes with Pork Loin Steaks and Pancetta Recipe

Tuscan Potatoes with Pork Loin Steaks and Pancetta recipe

Really simple to make, and the combination of juices from the pork and the fresh lemon really pack flavour!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Oxford potato soup recipe

Oxford Potato Soup Recipe

Recreated to celebrate VE Day, this is a popular 1940s wartime soup made with potatoes, onion, leeks and celery - healthy and really tasty.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins