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 sized fluffy King Edward potatoes (about 180g each)

4 tbsp tomato juice

2 tsp and 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

125g baby plum tomatoes cut in half

6 tbsp sliced basil and 4 little sprigs to make the eggs look pretty

12 asparagus spears, woody bottoms trimmed

4 large very fresh eggs

Salt, sugar (any sort) & black pepper 

Prep in: 
5 mins
Variety: 
Fluffy
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
30-35 mins

Recipes

Potato Salad with Watercress, Peas & Ham

650g Salad potatoes

150g frozen peas

100g pack watercress, large stalks removed

150g cherry tomatoes, halved

90g flaked ham hock or chopped ham

4tbsp low fat dressing

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

Recipes

Dauphinoise Potatoes
  • 500g smooth potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 200ml double cream
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 50g Gruyere cheese, grated
Prep in: 
15 mins
Variety: 
Smooth
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
25 mins

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