Common Varieties Chart

Here we've focused on the most readily available potato varieties you are likely to find in your local supermarket. We explain what these varieties look like, taste like and how they perform when cooked, along with some quick and simple potato recipes.

Recipes

  • 4 medium fluffy potatoes (approx 350g), such as Maris Piper or King Edward
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 200g spinach
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, finely torn
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
Prep in: 
10 mins
Variety: 
Fluffy
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
40-50 mins

Recipes

Potato salad

800g Salad potatoes cut into slices

300g long stemmed broccoli

1 red onion peeled and sliced

1tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp pine nuts

Seasoning

Prep in: 
5 mins
Variety: 
Salad
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
25 mins

Recipes

  • 800g smooth potatoes, such as Desiree, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 medium chicken breasts or 4 large chicken thighs
  • 400g shallots, peeled & halved
  • 400ml hot chicken stock
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • Broccoli, to serve
Prep in: 
10 mins
Variety: 
Smooth
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
35 mins

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