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

Flamenco potatoes pork tenderloin recipe

Spanish Flamenco potatoes with pork roast

These punchy potatoes coupled with a moist tenderloin are great for a quick midweek roast, or even a centre piece at a dinner party to share.

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Colcannon mashed potato

Colcannon Potatoes Mash Recipe

This creamy mashed potato recipe is born from traditional Irish cuisine and is packed full of fabulous flavours brought to life by the combination of cheese, bacon and egg.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 15 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
Danish potato pancake recipe

Danish Potato Pancakes

This Pancake Day why not try a something with a twist, this savoury pancake recipe comes with a household favourite, the potato! With the potato at heart of the dish, it allows the flavours of salmon and asparagus to mingle with the delicious pancake base. Savoury pancakes are just as easy and quick as their sweet counterpart and are perfect for Pancake Day!

 

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