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.
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 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.
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.
The masala is a curry-lovers favourite! Swap the meat for this vegetarian delight, made with gorgeous potatoes and flavoursome chickpeas - delicious!
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.
Easy to make but no less delicious, potato dauphinoise is a creamy and crispy crowd pleaser, perfect for a cold winter night or an evening dinner party. Soft potatoes baked in rich cream and topped with golden cheese, this warming classic brings the taste of France to any kitchen table.
An inventive and interesting table centrepiece, ideal for dinner parties. Crunchy golden filo pastry combined with crème fraîche and chicken makes an interesting combination.
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