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Jersey royal potatoes 500g

Jersey royal potatoes 500g

SKU# FINPOTJERROY

Availability: In stock

£3.45

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.

Cooking

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.

Storage

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.

Country of origin

Grown in the United Kingdom.

Grower information

The Le Maistre family have been growing in the south-east corner of Jersey since 1841. Their farm, Master Farm, consists of around 900 vergées (just over 160 hectares) growing a wide range of crops. Jersey’s unique microclimate – with the highest recorded annual sunshine hours in the British Isles, and mild winters thanks to its position in the Gulf Stream – creates ideal conditions for growing potatoes. Master Farm has steep south-facing slopes with excellent sun exposure and draining, creating better conditions still.

It’s an act of love: their fields are too steep for machinery, so the Le Maistres must plant and harvest by hand. They were the first farmers to grow genuine Jersey Royal potatoes organically.