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

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's potato peel soup recipe

Potato Peel Soup Recipe by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

"There’s nothing humble about this soup’s rich, creamy flavour – it tastes, remarkably, like mushrooms. And if it seems just a little too pared-back, it’s very easy to jazz it up with some nice finishing touches. Make sure the potatoes are well scrubbed before you peel them so the peels are very clean.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 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
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
Tuscan Potatoes with Pork Loin Steaks and Pancetta Recipe

Tuscan Potatoes with Pork Loin Steaks and Pancetta recipe

Really simple to make, and the combination of juices from the pork and the fresh lemon really pack flavour!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
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