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 Salmon & King Edward Potatoes with Sweet & Sour Relish

700g of fluffy King Edward potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 5cm chunks

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 medium red peppers, deseeded and cut into 2cm dice

2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

4 tbsp water

1 bunch of spring onions

Finely grated (microplane) zest of 1 orange and 6 tbsp juice (usually 1 large orange will give you this much)

1 tbsp honey

4 skinless salmon fillets, each approximately 140g

Salt and cayenne pepper

Prep in: 
5-10 mins
Variety: 
Fluffy
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
50 mins

Recipes

Potato with salsa verde

650g Salad potatoes

3tbsp capers in brine, drained and rinsed

3tbsp chopped fresh mint

3tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley

zest and juice of 1 lemon

3tbsp extra virgin olive oil

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

Recipes

Steak and Boulangère potatoes
  • 1kg smooth potatoes, such as Desiree, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • ½ small bunch fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • 400ml chicken or beef stock
  • 4 rump steaks 150g each, at room temperature
  • 200g green beans, to serve
Prep in: 
20 mins
Variety: 
Smooth
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
1 hour 5 mins

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