Organic Jersey Royals
Unique new potatoes from Jersey – very sweet and nutty, with paper-thin skin. The season is brief, so fill your boots.
Jersey Royals are the prince of new potatoes – superbly sweet and nutty, with paper-thin skin and waxy, cream-white flesh. Since their discovery in the late 1800s, they’ve been grown exclusively by a small group of growers in Jersey; the island’s unique microclimate creates the perfect conditions for this special spring spud to flourish. A whole year’s care goes into growing them, but the season is all too brief. Fill your boots.
Country of originGrown in
- The UK
How to prepare
No need to peel their delicate, flavourful skins – just scrub gently in cold water. They should only take 10-15 mins to boil in a pan of salted water; some bay and split garlic cloves would be welcome additions to the pan. New potatoes also roast well, especially with a few sprigs of rosemary and cloves of garlic. They’ll take about 40 mins at 210°C/Gas 6.
Delivered from our farm, so wash before cooking. Keep cool and dark on a veg rack. New potatoes are best eaten as fresh as possible.
Grown by Matthew and Phil Le Maistre, Les Pres Manor, Jersey
The Le Maistres have been growing vegetables in the south-east corner of Jersey since 1841. Their farm, Master Farm, consists of around 900 vergées (that’s just over 160 hectares), growing a wide range of crops – but their real speciality is potatoes.