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

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
Spanish tortilla with paprika and parsley recipe

Low sat fat

Spanish Tortilla with Paprika and Parsley

Looking for an easy Spanish tortilla recipe? Perfect for a healthy lunch to take into work or with a salad at dinner.

  • Cook in: 25 mins
Sausage and sweetcorn chowder recipe

Sausage and Sweetcorn Chowder Recipe

A slight twist on the traditional New England corn Chowder, the addition of smoked sausage brings a new depth of flavour to this winter-warming dish.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Chorizo and Potato Homemade Tapas Recipe

Chorizo and Potato Homemade Tapas Recipe

With smoky chorizo and fresh tomatoes, simple ingredients and a really easy method, why not try this dining trend in your own home and tap in to tapas?

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 6 mins
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