How to excite Jersey Royal potatoes

Spring is here and it’s the season for Jersey royals to be popping up all over our local supermarkets. Although they have a distinct taste and are incredibly fresh, they can also be a little dull.

Don’t get me wrong, a large knob of butter can never go a miss, but we all know that can get boring.

I haven’t come up with a ground breaking recipe here, but if you can eat dinner within 15 mins of getting in from a long day at work then you’re onto a winner.

Smashed potato salad!

Serves 6:


  • 1 pack of jersey royals
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 6 tsp Tartare sauce
  • 2tsp Horseradish sauce


  1. Half or quarter the potatoes and pop into boiling water for 12-18 mins (until the potatoes are soft)
  2. Just before the potatoes are ready, pour in the peas to cook very quickly for 1 – 2 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and peas into a colander and run under cold water until the potatoes are cool
  4. Smash the potatoes in a bowl with a fork. Stir through the sauces and lightly press together.

To serve:

  • 1 fillet of Salmon pan fried for 12 mins (6 mins on each side). Make sure you start frying with the skin down – no one wants soggy salmon skin!
  • Watercress
  • Radishes
  • Mustard dressing
  • Of course – the potatoes!
  • A sprinkling of dill and chives

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