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

Roast King Edwards with lamb cutletts

700g of fluffy King Edward potatoes, peeled and cut in 3cm chunks

1 tbsp and 2 tsp vegetable oil

2 medium red onions, peeled, halved, sliced 1.5cm thick

2 medium red peppers halved lengthways, de-seeded, sliced 1.5cm thick

2 small racks of lamb*, trimmed of all fat

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

4 tbsp water

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

20 black olives, pitted and halved

2 tbsp thyme leaves

Salt, sugar and smoked paprika

*based on 85g raw weight for nutritional analysis

Prep in: 
10 mins
Variety: 
Fluffy
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
30 mins

Recipes

400g Salad potatoes, such as Charlotte or Maris Peer, quartered
100g fine green beans
410g cannellini beans, drained
1 small red onion, finely sliced
160g tinned tuna chunks in spring water, drained
2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh mint, leaved picked
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp basil pesto
½ lemon, juiced

Prep in: 
10 mins
Variety: 
Salad
Serves: 
2
Cook in: 
10-12

Recipes

Woolton Pie

Pie filling:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 450g diced smooth potato such as Desiree
  • 450g cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 450g diced carrot
  • 450g diced parsnip
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
     

Crust:

  • 115g cooked & mashed smooth potatoes such as Desiree
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 225g plain flour
  • 85g shortening/ vegetable suet
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 20g grated full fat hard cheese e.g. Parmesan
  • Course ground black pepper
Prep in: 
25 mins
Variety: 
Smooth
Serves: 
4-6
Cook in: 
40 mins

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