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

Christmas leftovers jacket
  • 4 medium fluffy potatoes (approx 350g), such as Maris Piper or King Edward
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 400g leftover Brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 40g Stilton, crumbled
Prep in: 
10 mins
Variety: 
Fluffy
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
30 mins

Recipes

Potato Salad with Warm Mackerel

650g Salad potatoes

250g smoked peppered mackerel fillets

150g cucumber

finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

3tbsp snipped fresh chives

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

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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