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 chicken and potato curry recipe

Low fat

High protein

Thai Chicken and Potato Curry

This recipe is a Thai twist on a classic curry, giving a kick with a little bit of spice! Perfect for those looking for a healthy curry.

  • Cook in: 25 mins
Steak and Boulangère potatoes Recipe

Steak and Boulangère Potatoes Recipe

Boulangère potatoes are delicious with steak. Thinly sliced smooth potatoes, such as Desiree are slowly baked until they are golden on top and soft below

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 65 mins
Thatched cottage pie recipe

Thatched cottage pie recipe

Good old Thatched cottage pie (made from leftovers!)

This traditional twist on a family favourite is a great way to use up leftovers for a midweek meal.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Potato dauphinoise recipe

Dauphinoise Potato Recipe Quick & Easy

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.

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
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