Subject: Desiree potato: good or bad for baking?
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 23:54:17 +0100
I tend to like the waxier desiree potato for baking but I am no expert
on the different varieties.
I saw in a book (by Lindsay Bareham) that Desiree was reckoned to be
particularly POOR for baking. But the supermarket bag (here in the UK)
says they are particularly GOOD for baking.
I can understand personal opinion can make some difference. But this is
much more than that.
Why such a difference?
From: tert in seattle
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 23:16:32 +0000 (UTC)
supermarket bags aren't always a good source of information
From: Old Mother Ashby
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 15:37:25 +1000
We buy desirees as our default spud, they're good for most purposes.
They bake beautifully, and they mash quite well also. If we're feeling
fussy, it's patrones for potato salad, bintjes for mash and kipflers for
To think I can remember the days when spuds came in two varieties,
washed and unwashed!
Date: 11 Oct 2006 06:08:52 GMT
Old Mother Ashby wrote:
> To think I can remember the days when spuds came in two varieties,
> washed and unwashed!
Now even the unwashed ones come in either red dirt, or brown dirt. I
always go red dirt :-)
Tonight I'm not inviting Tom Cruise to dinner, and have just been
emailed by the SO to say she wants roast 'taters and pumpkin with her
boneless roast lamb.
Luckily I've got a couple of 1824 steaks in the fridge.
Roast lamb......... BLECH!!!!
All to be done in the Weber.
From: Chatty Cathy
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 08:59:38 +0200
> Roast lamb......... BLECH!!!!
Shame on you, Peter! An Aussie who doesn't like roast lamb??
DH agrees with you, BTW. There is no accounting for taste ;)
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 08:47:02 +0100
All you want to know about potatoes can be found here:
and about which ones to bake, here:
From: Ian Moffatt
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 08:04:46 +0100
> All you want to know about potatoes can be found here:
Wonderful link, thanks Congo. I'm off shopping later today now
From: Mike Reid
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 11:52:21 +0100
>I can understand personal opinion can make some difference. But this is
>much more than that.
Paul Gaylor says desiree are general purpose good for mash,roast,
frying or baking.
The story of the potato says it boils well but it prone to
disintigation, a contradiction?