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

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 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

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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