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

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
30 minute cottage pie recipe

Cottage Pie in 30 Minutes Recipe

Think cottage pie takes too long to cook?  Think again with our 30 minute version that tastes just as good as you remember.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Braised potatoes with chicken recipe
  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 35 mins
Poached Cod with Mustard Mash

Mustard Mash with Poached Cod Recipe

Sublime smooth mashed potatoes churned with mustard is a delightful side to cod. Discover how to create the ultimate mustard mash in this easy, yet impressive recipe. 

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 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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