Rooster is a red-skinned, yellow-fleshed cultivar of potato, duller in colour than the Désirée, with floury yellow flesh. It is uniformly roundish in shape with shallow eyes making it easy to peel. It is a general-purpose potato. It can be boiled, mashed, chipped, roasted, steamed and baked. It was originally bred at the Teagasc Oak Park Research Centre in Carlow, Ireland by Harry Kehoe. In 2004, Rooster potatoes accounted for 38% of the total potato production in the Republic of Ireland.