At The Gourmet Potato Hill, we spend at lot of time exploring recipes for consideration with our potatoes. We then explore cooking our potatoes with these recipes together with recipes we have been creating.

Annette Hill is in charge of this endeavour – and as you can imagine, this is something she does with great delight and full on passion.

Consequently, we have many wonderful testing meals and are very spoilt in our exploration of how to draw out the exquisite flavours and superb textures combinations.

The Perfect Hasselback

Annette Hill
Superb flavour, creamy texture with crispy edges
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Entree, Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 4


  • 2 x Same size wooden spoons or Chopsticks as a cutting guide
  • Baking tray
  • Grease-proof paper or Baking paper
  • Basting brush


  • 4 Sir James potatoes 1 per person
  • 100 g Butter
  • 100 ml Olive oil
  • Mixed herbs Rosemary etc.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemon zest
  • Chives


Prepare the Potatoes

  • Scrub potatoes - leave skin on
  • Slice small portion of flesh off the underside so potato sits flat
  • Take two wooden spoons same size or 2 chopsticks and lay either side of the potato to act as guide for the cutting
  • Slice finely through the potato to the spoons or chopsticks - slices 2 to 3 mm apart, depending on your preference
  • Fan the potato and place on a tray with greaseproof paper

Prepare the Baste

  • In a separate saucepan, combine equal amounts of olive oil, butter and favourite herbs - infuse over heat


  • Baste your Potatoes
  • Place tray of potatoes into top shelf of pre-heated oven at 200° C for 40 - 45 minutes
  • Continue to baste whilst cooking


  • Serve with salt, pepper, lemon zest and chives to taste

A Delicious Pommes Anna

Cook Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Servings 6


  • Oven
  • Frying pan
  • Pastry brush
  • Mandolin for thin slicing (or a sharp knife)
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Aluminium foil


  • 8 Dutch Red potatoes Medium size
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Duck fat (use 1 extra tbsp of butter if not available)
  • 2 cloves Garlic peeled and bruised
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Thyme leaves or Rosemary leaves
  • 1 Spanish onion finely sliced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste



  • Preheat oven to 200°C
  • Line baking tray with baking paper
  • Wash and clean Dutch Red potatoes
  • Melt butter in frying pan with bruised garlic cloves
  • Using the Mandolin on the thinnest setting, slice the potatoes lengthwise, otherwise use a sharp knife to slice the potatoes lengthways into approximately 3mm slices
  • Fan out one layer of potatoes onto the baking tray, approximately the size of a dinner plate
  • Remove bruised garlic from the butter and use pastry brush to evenly coat the potato layer with the garlic flavoured butter
  • Season the layer with salt and pepper and sprinkle the finely sliced onion and your choice of herb leaves across the layer
  • Repeat the process with each layer, reducing the fan of the potatoes gradually so that you end up with your top layer being the size of a tea cup saucer
  • Brush the top with remaining butter, season with salt and pepper. If using Duck Fat, place on top in centre


  • Cover the tray with baking foil and place on middle shelf in oven. Bake the potatoes for 25-30 minutes until they are tender
  • Remove the foil, baste with butter from baking tray and then bake another 25-30 minutes or until the top layers are golden and the edges are crisp and slightly curling
  • Remove from oven and serve hot
Keyword Dutch Red Potatoes, Pommes Anna

Paris Mash

Course Side Dish
Servings 6


  • Pot
  • Small saucepan
  • Sharp knife
  • Colander
  • Potato ricer or masher
  • Wooden spoon for stirring


  • 6 large Queen Mary potatoes the same size approx 800g worth
  • 300 g Unsalted butter cold
  • 300 ml Milk hot
  • 3 pinches Fine salt
  • 1 tbsp Good quality Olive oil


  • Place whole potatoes with skin-on in a large saucepan and cover with cold water
  • Add a pinch of salt and the olive oil and bring to the boil
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Test with a knife - if blade moves through easily, they are ready to be drained
  • Drain in colander and then return to the pot to dry off
  • Carefully peel the potatoes while they are still hot
  • Pass the peeled potatoes through a ricer or use a hand masher then put potato mash back into the saucepan
  • Stir the mash with a wooden spoon until all the moisture is removed - this can be done over a low heat
  • Pour milk into a smaller saucepan and bring to the boil - then reduce the heat to a simmer
  • Place the mashed potato over a low heat and add 50g of butter, stirring until combined
  • Add 50 ml of the hot milk and stir until combined. Repeat this process until all of the butter and milk has been added and the mash is creamy and fluffy
  • Use remainder of salt to season to taste

“I didn’t like potatoes until your potatoes.”


“Best potatoes I have ever had.”


The Gourmet Potato Hill combines the extraordinary skills of two Hill families. One Hill family that is remarkable in its growing skills in those magnificent basalt soils of Wildes Meadow and Robertson in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. The other Hill family that is exceptional in understanding of the flavours and textures of potatoes and how best to marry those to people’s needs and wants of high quality, truly delicious food.

Today, The Gourmet Potato Hillis setting a standard for providing the best of the best – as the legendary chef Neil Perry stated: “21 out of 20. The Best Potatoes in Australia.” This is a new benchmark in appreciation we are incredibly proud of. That pride is further enhanced by the wonderful appreciation of Lennox Hastie:  “Amazing integrity of flavour and integrity of texture.”

“21 out of 20. The Best Potatoes in Australia.”

Neil Perry

“Amazing integrity of flavour and integrity of texture.”

Lennox Hastie

Our potatoes truly are different in flavour and texture and thus the way you cook which is to focus on drawing out their delicious flavours. This is why we constantly and regularly receive from our customers comments such as:

“I love your potatoes”

“I didn’t like potatoes until your potatoes”

“Yours taste like the ones from Denmark – I have finally found fabulous potatoes.”

“ Best potatoes I have ever had.”

“The last batch you gave me did not even need dressing for a salad as so much flavour in them”

“Your potatoes don’t last – because we eat them so fast. My children now really like
potatoes. My children’s friends say our potatoes are great.”

People ask us why our potatoes taste so different to anything else they have tried or known before.

“Our potatoes are bursting with true flavours drawn from soils full of rich organic matter”

“We test, test and test for flavour, texture and how best to cook these fabulous potatoes.”

Annette Hill