Desiree potatoes are at their very best this week. They have a magnificent pink skin, yellow flesh and a waxy texture. Desiree potatoes are firm and hold their shape and useful for a variety of methods of cooking from roasting to mashing and salads. Desiree potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C.
HOW TO PICK
Pick spuds that feel firm and heavy - avoid those with sprouting eyes, or green discolouration. For even cooking, choose potatoes that are similar in size.
HOW TO STORE
Store potatoes in a cool, dry place away from light - the kitchen cupboard is ideal. Desiree’s can keep for 2 to 3 weeks.