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

Potato, red onion & chicken gallete pie recipe

Potato, Red Onion & Chicken Gallete Pie Recipe

An inventive and interesting table centrepiece, ideal for dinner parties. Crunchy golden filo pastry combined with crème fraîche and chicken makes an interesting combination.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Thai-style chicken and potato curry recipe

Thai-style Chicken and Potato Curry

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

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
La Pomme de Terre en Vichyssoise et son croustillant de Poireaux recipe

Potato Vichyssoise with Crispy Leek Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Olivier Limousin, l’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, created as part of an eight course potato tasting menu specially for Potato Week 2012.

  • Prep in: 12 mins
  • Cook in: 18 mins
Corned Beef Hash Recipe

Potatoes With Corned Beef Hash

Simple ingredients, and really easy to cook - this recipe will definitely make you see a traditional store cupboard staple in a whole new light!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins