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

  • 4 medium fluffy potatoes (approx 350g), such as Maris Piper or King Edward
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 100ml sour cream
  • 2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 3 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • Green salad, to serve
Prep in: 
10 mins
Variety: 
Fluffy
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
41-46

Recipes

650g Salad potatoes, halved

2tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2tsp ground cumin

½tsp dried chilli flakes

300g cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized chunks

1 (400g) can chopped tomatoes

3tbsp chopped fresh coriander (optional)

2 garlic cloves, crushed (optional)

Prep in: 
5 mins
Variety: 
Salad
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
17 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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