New Potatoes 2nd November 2017 by Nicholas Ripley Potatoes are a hugely popular and versatile vegetable. They are very easy to grow either in the ground or in containers. Originating in the high Andes they are now a staple food grown everywhere! new-potatoestransparent600#81d742 How To GrowHow To EatRecipes Plant seed potatoes between March and April depending on the type – first early, second early or main crop. Dig a 5 inch deep trench & line with compost. Place seed potatoes 12-15 inches apart. Cover & ensure no light gets to the potatoes as they are poisonous. Keep watered in dry weather & earth around haulms (stems) once they are 9in tall. Potatoes are ready after flowering (earlies) or when foliage yellows. Raw – it is not recommended that potatoes are eaten raw. Cooked – fried, baked, mashed, pureed & roasted. A major ingredient in soups, stews and other meals. Layered new potatoes spinach cheese (Chedder and Feta) Part boil potatoes first. 180 to 200 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Fried potatoes, with some mint sauce. Sliced potatoes, sliced onions with bacon & cheese & baked in the oven. Potato Curry Cube 3 medium potatoes and add to a pan with 2 cups water, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp turmeric, ½ tsp fennel seeds, ½ tsp kalonji & 1 tbsp coriander leaves. Boil until potatoes are tender. Add ½ tbsp. tamarind pulp & stir well. Roughly mash some of the potatoes & cook for 2 more minutes. Sprinkle with coriander leaves.