New potatoes

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tubs

New potatoes

Am having a dinner party tonight and want to get ahead. Do you think I could boil my new potatoes now and reheat them later on? If so what is the best way to reheat them? Thank you

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Lindsey, Food Editor

New Potatoes

Hello tubs,

Yes you can cook them in advance and reheat them in an oven-proof dish covered in foil but it will take longer. If you have the space on your hob the best thing to do is steam them a bit ahead of when you need them and turn the heat out (keeping them covered) and they will sit happily for about 10 minutes or so and if you end up needing them later than expected just turn the heat on for a while (remembering to check the water level) and they will soon be hot.

Have a good dinner.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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Thistledo

New potatoes

I have a major complaint about British new potatoes. Why, oh why do these supermarkets insist on putting our lovely new, fresh potatoes through a washing process, then stuffing them into a poly bag? The potatoes go soft and they sweat in these bags. What's wrong with a bit of good old earth round them. Let the customer decide on whether they wish to buy these highly processed bags of spuds, or buy them loose with earth on them.
Livid Grump in South Wales.

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Welshcookie

New potatoes

Our local Tesco stores put the new potatoes out in boxes for us to take what we want. Earth and all.

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tubs

New potatoes

There's a postscript to this question. I did cook the Jersey Royals earlier and fortunately for me I did. I tasted one and they were so bitter and burned the back of my throat. Completely inedible. Rushed out to buy another packet, from another supermarket they were exactly the same. Not just me got OH to taste them too. In the end had to buy Charlottres from Israel.
Was I just unlucky or are they all like that? Hate throwing food away but had no option, couldn't serve them to my guests.

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Dottie May

New potatoes

I bought Welsh new potatoes in Waitrose, in a box earth and all as mentioned by Welsh Cookie - they were delicious. I believe I mentioned ages ago on here that I preferred Pembrokes to Jersey.

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sandra

New Potatoes

Always anticipated, the first Jersey Royals years ago. These days they are really horrible. No longer buy them - something to do with seaweed or did I dream that?

Totally agree with disliking packaged spuds in any form. Never buy them washed - ghastly .

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maggie-

new potatoes

I bought some delish new potatoes from Waitrose tonight, they were in the 'Limited selection potatoes-chosen by buyers' whatever that means! anyway they are redskins, variety Baby Ruby from suffolk. Chucked them into a big ole warm salad. Yum yum!

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sam from worthing

New tatties

I have a general issue with our spuds full stop.

the last year or so "old" potatoes seem to be rather lack lustre in their taste ans keeping abilities.

i have been using charlotte potatoes of late, to use as "new pots"
co-op are so far or have been good supermarket suppliers of those.

 
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