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Your Guide to Delight Potatoes

This is your Delight Dictionary, explaining the differences between the varieties and the best methods to prepare and serve them.

Golden Delight

The Golden Delight is Australia’s great all-rounder potato making it perfect for any potato dish whether it is crispy chips, creamy mash or boiled and garnished with mint and butter. This is a potato to keep in the pantry at all times because its versatility makes it so easy to incorporate in any meal.
This brushed potato boasts a fabulous full and rich flavour. It has a firm fine textured flesh which holds well together after cooking. Golden Delights are easy potatoes to peel and have a creamy white flesh.

Perfect for: mashing, baking, boiling, roasting and frying

Grown in:
Atherton (NQLD): Oct, Nov, Dec
Gembrook and Thorpdale (VIC): Mar, Apr, May, Jun
Hillston (NSW): Feb, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Dec

Red Delight

The Red Delight is our favourite potato to bake and roast, whether they are left whole or cut up for homemade hot chips. They are big in flavour with a smooth texture, striking red skin and firm white flesh that becomes fluffy and soft when baked or roasted. Enjoy Red Delight potatoes with their skin on, to get the most nutritional benefits.

Perfect for: Baking and roasting, and boil with the skin on to add colour to salads

Grown in:
Nildottie and Gawler River (SA): Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
Tasmania: Mar, Apr, May, June
Manjimup and Busselton (WA): Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Cream Delight

The Cream Delight is the future in washed potatoes. It is characterised by its distinct yellow flesh and creamy yellow skin. Its fine shallow eyes make this potato easy to peel and the rich, naturally occurring butter-like taste makes them delicious on their own without the need for additional ingredients.

Perfect for: Silky smooth mash and boiled for potato salad, as well as baking, roasting and frying

Grown in:
Nildottie and Gawler River (SA): Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
Tasmania: Mar, Apr, May, June
Manjimup and Busselton (WA): Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Delicious Delight Potato partners

Butter and olive oil – try a combination of both
Fresh herbs – parsley, basil, chives, rosemary, mint, bay leaves and sage while dried Greek oregano is the pick of the bunch for dried herbs
Dairy – milk, cream, sour cream, yoghurt, soft blue cheese like triple cream or gorgonzola and melting cheese such as tasty, gruyere.
Spices - nutmeg, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika and saffron are the top five
Vegetables - onions, garlic and shallots along with peas, spinach, pumpkin, beetroot and mushrooms
Meat – bacon and prosciutto, all types of sausages including chorizo, and beef, lamb, pork, chicken and white fish.
Our gourmet picks - porcini mushrooms, anchovies, horseradish, pancetta, goats cheese, pine nuts, smoked chicken or smoked trout.

Availability

• All Delight Potatoes are available 52 weeks of the year
• Delight Potatoes make the most of Australia’s climatic diversity
• Australia and Chile are the only countries in the world that can produce potatoes all year round
• This productions cycle means Delight Potatoes aren’t stored or refrigerated
• Delight Potatoes are harvested on demand and on the table within 48 hours

Nutrition

Potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C and Potassium. By avoiding too many fatty ingredients, they are a nutritional and healthy vegetable on their own.
A 100g serving of peeled and boiled potato has the lowest kilojoule count, when compared to the same serving size of boiled white rice, boiled white pasta, and both white and wholemeal bread.

Storage

Store potatoes in a cool, dry place away from light – the corner of a kitchen cupboard is ideal.
Store potatoes loose and do not put them in the refrigerator, as the moist air will turn the potatoes’ starch to sugar. Also, avoid storing potatoes in direct contact with onions as this tends to make the potatoes rot.

Try these great Delight recipes:
Red Delight Salmon and Avocado Salad
Christmas Lemon, Garlic and Thyme Cream Potatoes

 
 

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