I love potatoes, they’re so versatile as either an accompaniment to a meal, or a meal in itself! My favourite (savoury) comfort food, after pasta, is mashed potatoes. You can’t beat a mouthful of creamy, buttery mashed potatoes. So when I received an email asking if I’d like to try GreenVale potatoes, an ‘all-rounder potato’ with ‘a creamy, buttery taste’ of course I said yes! Also, we were out of potatoes…
Here’s what GreenVale has to say about their potatoes:
And what do I think?
I’ll be honest, I was dubious. I usually use whatever is on offer at the supermarket. So many potato brands claim to be good ‘all rounders’ and I tend to find I don’t quite agree. However when it came to Greenvale potatoes, I have to say that they really are a the perfect all-round potato (at least for me)! They were so easy to peel and the flesh was a lovely yellow colour. They were firm, and stayed fresh and firm for just over a week (by which time we’d eaten them all, so possibly longer), whereas some of the supermarket brands we usually buy are often soft or even sprouting in that time. We made mash (obviously), masala wedges and I had intended to make honey mustard roasties but Mr B used up the remaining potatoes when he cooked (mash again)!
Here’s my leek and red pepper mash:
…and simple masala wedges!
GreenVale potatoes are £2.50 per 2kg sack from Tesco and I will definitely be looking out for them (I haven’t seen them at my local Tesco yet) to buy and see how they roast (I’m sure I won’t be disappointed)! Unless you already buy your veg fresh from a local source, or grow your own – then I highly recommend these potatoes.
Disclosure: I received a 2kg sack bag of GreenVale potatoes for the purposes of this review but opinions (and recipes!) are my own. Read my full PR and disclosure policy here.