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

Potato piglets
  • 6 medium fluffy potatoes such as Maris Piper or King Edward
  • 6 skinned sausages
  • Mixed salad leaves, radishes, tomatoes and cucumber to serve 
Prep in: 
10 mins
Variety: 
Fluffy
Serves: 
6
Cook in: 
1 hour

Recipes

Potato Kebabs

500g small Salad potatoes, cooked

8 large raw prawns

4  boneless and skinless chicken thighs, cut in half

1 mango, peeled, cut into 4 large chunks, and the remaining fruit cut into small pieces for salsa

1 lime, juice and rind

2tbsp fresh mint, chopped

2tbsp sweet chilli sauce

Prep in: 
10 mins
Variety: 
Salad
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
10 mins

Recipes

Braised Potatoes with Chicken
  • 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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