|The first half of your prize ...|
GIVEAWAY ENTRIES ARE CLOSED
Oh, I know that - on the face of it - a potato giveaway doesn't seem like something to get so excited about. But - before you sniff derisively and move on - just look at what I've made from those potatoes! (You'll have to read on a bit, but you'll get the gist as we go along).
I've written before about how great I think the Jelly potatoes from GreenVale Farm Fresh are - but now I've got a chance to wax lyrical about them. The biggest recommendation I can give you, as regards the flavour of these potatoes, is that my hubby despises everything but Jersey Royals and these Jelly potatoes. No, seriously. He'd be very happy to see them all loaded up into a rocket and fired at the sun - so long as we could keep those two types. That's how different they are.
So what is different about them? Well, the first thing that strikes you is how yellow the flesh is. They really are a very pretty colour. Plus, they are a very "clean" looking potato. You know how some spuds have natural craters in them that collect mud? Jellies don't.
|..... and the other half of your prize - a Jamie Oliver roasting dish!|
|Mmmn ... gorgeous roasties|
Now you know how potatoes are categorised into being either "floury" or "waxy"? Well, Jellies should have their own category, that of "waxily floury" - because they are! Seriously. When you're peeling them, they give the impression of being a waxy potato - yet, when par-boiled for roasting and given a little shake around in the saucepan, they suddenly turn into floury potatoes with fluffy edges that crisp up beautifully when roasted.
|Sweetcorn & pea potato salad|
This attribute of being able to hold their shape once cooked is particularly useful when you're using them in something like a curry, or stew. I like to be able to distinguish what is in my curries and stews - and these Jelly potatoes look so good with their lovely yellow colour and neat appearance. You definitely won't find some random looking blob of white mushiness instead of potato with these fellas.
|Jelly potato rosti for breakfast, with a perfect poached egg|
|Potato, okra & egg curry|
|Scalloped potatoes - perfect with Sunday lunch|
|Champ (mashed potato with spring onion)|
So - what's all this about a Jamie Oliver roasting dish, I hear you cry? Well, I have two 2kg bags of GreenVale Farm Fresh Jelly potatoes to give away - one each to two lucky winners, who will also receive a Jamie Oliver roasting dish. There will be no excuse for not trying them out as your perfect roast potato, immediately!
Entry is easy - just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter entry form below - and make sure to leave me a comment telling me what is your favourite potato dish. The competition will be closing next Sunday (17 February 2013 at midday - so get entering!
Unfortunately, the giveaway is only open to U.K. addresses. Sorry!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
WE HAVE WINNERS!
The first winner is Kim Plant - well done!
The second winner is Rebecca U - congratulations!
Rebecca, if you could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I can organise getting your prize to you!