Delivery Service Now Ended
After making the best part of 500 deliveries throughout lockdown, we are pleased to say that Roy will be back at the layby.
Roy feels that the period of madness we encountered at the layby just before lockdown has passed and he can return to sell the remainder of his crop without worrying about long queues. He appreciates that he will not be able to chat with his customers (something he enjoys immensely) and asks everyone to respect social distancing and where possible, have the exact money or pay using contactless cards.
For the latest information on dates and times, please go to Roy's Facebook page.
We often get people asking which potatoes are best for roasting. So, we had a "roast off" featuring the two popular varieties sold by Roy; the red Manitou verses the white with red eyes, Picasso.
We boiled them both for 15 minutes and then roasted both for an hour and 10 minutes.
Our verdict: The Picasso were slightly fluffier but the red Manitous slightly edged it on flavour.
Why not take the challenge yourself? Pop along to Notcutts Layby, Oundle Road, Peterborough this weekend between 10am-3pm to get your spuds, and if you do take the challenge, let us know your winner
Since the Coronavirus lockdown started, Roy had to source some different potatoes to keep up with the crazy levels of demand. Not grown by his own hand, but from a friendly neighbour, Roy sourced some 25kg bags of a white potato called Agria.
We boiled them for about 20 minutes before mashing and adding to a cottage pie.
Our verdict: They peel well, have a good taste but don't over boil them.