Potatoes - Gourmet 1kg Bag
These whitewashed potatoes are perfect for boiling and roasting. They're smaller in size and already washed which helps cut down on the prep time.
Gourmet white potatoes are a type of specialty potato that offer unique flavour, texture, and appearance. These potatoes are highly regarded by food enthusiasts and chefs for their distinct characteristics. Gourmet white potatoes are known for their buttery and creamy taste, and have a smooth and creamy texture. The flesh of these potatoes is typically creamy white.
Nutritional Information: Like other potatoes, they are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre. They are particularly rich in vitamin C and potassium.
Usage Ideas: Gourmet white potatoes are versatile and can be used in a variety of culinary applications. They can be boiled, roasted, mashed, fried, or used in salads, soups, stews, and gratins. Their unique flavours and textures can enhance a wide range of dishes.
Availability & Storage: In New Zealand, the season for gourmet white potatoes generally runs from late spring to early autumn. The specific timing may vary slightly depending on the region. Typically harvested from late summer to early autumn, around February to April, the potatoes are at their peak freshness and flavour. Gourmet white potatoes are generally more widely available compared to other specialty potato varieties.
To store and maximize the freshness and shelf life, proper storage is essential. Gourmet white potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated area. Ideally, the temperature should be around 7°C to 10°C. Avoid storing them in areas that are too warm or exposed to direct sunlight, as this can cause them to sprout or spoil more quickly and keep away from moisture, which can promote spoilage. Keep gourmet white potatoes separate from onions and apples, as these items can accelerate the spoilage process. They are best stored out of the refrigerator.
Their popularity and versatility have made them a staple in many kitchens.