Gorey castle from that hilltop really does look like that. It's a great castle to visit. Wonderful in fact. A superb Hologram of the Queen, a wrought iron royal family tree, incredible views, and the history of Sir Walter Raleigh who brought Potatoes from the New World, and saved this Castle.
The reason the Jersey Royal is also known as The Jersey Fluke, is that it just created itself here.
Our Potatoes are the best in the world too. Even our French friends think they are better than Noirmoutier Potatoes, and the French take some convincing. At £1.50 for 750g they are a great price too. We obviously get them cheaper directly from the farmers, but the costs of packaging and distribution included, this is a tremendous price.
We are paying £2 for 1.5lb. These are freshly dug though direct from the Farm. The dirt is still wet!
Just wash your Jersey Royals. If they are very fresh the skin will just rub off. If it doesn't, just wash them, and cook them with the skin still on. We don't put mint or anything else in with them as it spoils the flavour. Just cook them lightly, watch over them lovingly while they cook. The moment a knife will go through the potato it's almost done. Just turn off the heat, and let the hot water do the rest of the cooking while you dish everything up.
Put them into a warmed dish for the table, and if you can get some lovely yellow Jersey butter, put some nice chunks of it on top of the Potatoes. This is delicious.
If you can afford a Crab, or a Lobster, these are the most amazing little Jersey Royals to have with it.
Wonderful with Lamb. Delightful if you have any left over in an omelette, lightly fried in butter. Warm with a salad. It is the quintessential spring taste.
The crushed Jersey Royal fad the top Chefs keep using just seems a waste of this amazing product!