Tasty Potato Guide

Potatoes are one of the most versatile natural foods that can be cooked in so many different ways, so to get great results you need to pick the right type of potato. To make your shopping hassle-free we have put together this handy guide to help you get great results every time.

It’s all a matter of taste. We know that not all potatoes are the same but did you know that not all potatoes taste the same? We are all familiar with the traditional, comforting potato taste with every mouthful bringing back memories of Mum’s cottage pie.

They can also have a distinctive nutty or buttery flavour making them just great on their own. Why not see for yourself what’s available in your potato aisle, after all there’s more to potatoes than meets the eye. Get great results at every meal with our colour coded potato guide.

Do you like a fluffy roastie, how about a smooth mash or may be a roasted whole salad potato? Want some delicious recipes for Fluffy, Smooth and Salad potatoes, we've got 100s for you to try. The handy chart below tells you everything you need to know about Fluffy, Smooth and Salad potatoes.


Next time you’re making roasties for the family why not try ‘Fluffy’ potatoes such as King Edward or Maris Piper.

These potatoes have a fluffy middle when cooked. They are not only great for family favourites such as ruffled up roasties but also tasty jackets or chunky chips.


Taste great simply prepared in their skins. ‘Salad’ potatoes are firm to the bite and are great for a quick, easy and healthier dish. Taste delicious boiled, steamed or roasted whole in their skins. A typical salad variety would be Charlotte or Maris Peer.


They hold their shape when boiled or cooked in a sauce such as dauphinoise or a hot pot. Try them boiled or as wedges. A typical ‘Smooth’ variety would be Desiree.