Maris Piper

Type:
Fluffy
Colour:
Creamy White
Flesh Colour:
White
Size:
Medium

Try As

Roast potatoes

Baked potatoes

Chips

A bit about Maris Piper

A favourite English potato grown since the 60s, Maris Piper is a purple flowered maincrop potato and is one of the best known and most popular varieties on sale today. More Maris Piper potatoes are grown than any other variety in the UK - over 19,000 hectares were grown in 2012.  Maris Pipers are readily available in supermarkets and greengrocers.

The Maris Piper has a golden skin and creamy white flesh with a fluffy texture.  This makes it a versatile all rounder, great for chips and roast potatoes, but also good for mash and wedges. 

Enjoy Maris Pipers at home with some great recipes created especially by bestselling author food stylist and mum of two Jo Pratt. Jo is a huge fan of cooking with this variety, as her mum used them when she was growing up and Maris Piper provides her with the consistent cooking quality she needs as a chef. Maris Pipers have a high dry matter content which is what gives them their fabulous fluffiness.

This makes them perfect for roast potatoes but they need timing when parboiling for the textured surface which creates a wonderful crispy, crunchy outer. Celebrity chef Jo Pratt has tips for perfect Maris Piper Roasties.

The upside to this high dry matter is that as well as roast potatoes, chips and wedges made with Maris Piper have a lovely crunchy outside, with a delicious fluffy creamy middle. Maris Pipers also make light, fluffy mashed potato.  

Recipes using Maris Piper

Asian slaw baked potato recipe

Asian Slaw Baked Potato

Fresh, crisp vegetables and zingy flavours make this jacket perfectly healthy, with four green lights and great taste to boot.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 30 mins
Gnocchi Marinara Recipe

Gnocchi Marinara

Tasty pillows of goodness, absorbing the subtle flavours of tomato and basil used to make a classic Marinara sauce.

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Alex Mackay’s baked King Edward, spinach & feta pie recipe

Alex Mackay’s Baked King Edward, Spinach & Feta Pie

“This is the good King Edward’s twist on the Greek filo pastry pie Spanakopita. I love a playful recipe, my pie is nestled into the potato and I serve it in a pie dish but there is no pastry in sight. Bags of spinach vary greatly in size so any that you have leftover you could serve as a side salad or wilt with some garlic to serve with the pies.”

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 25 mins
Roast potatoes perfection

Roast Potatoes Perfection

Looking for the perfect roast potato recipe? Look no further! Taking just 10 minutes to prep this is easy for beginners!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins

Other Fluffy Potatoes

Yukon Gold Fluffy Potato Variety

Yukon Gold -1980

Yukon Gold has an attractive smooth yellow skin with a very yellow flesh. It makes a great baking potato but also a lovely roast or chip potato recipe.

King Edward Fluffy Potato Variety

King Edward

King Edward potatoes are commonly available across major retailers. King Edwards are recognisable from their creamy coloured skin with light red blushes. With a light cream coloured flesh, King Edward potatoes have a fluffy texture when cooked. Try them for delicious roasties, jacket/baked potatoes or homemade oven baked chips

Shetland Black Fluffy Potato Variety

Shetland Black - 1923

Long and oval in shape, this heritage variety is deceptively named – the flesh is yellow, with a deep blue ring. Very sweet and buttery with a fluffy texture, they fry well and make creative sautéed potatoes, crisps and chips. It’s best to cook them with the skin on to keep the blue coloured ring.

Highland Burgundy Fluffy Potato Variety

Highland Burgundy - 1936

This heritage variety was originally used to add appropriate colour to a meal for the Duke of Burgundy at the Savoy in London. Highland Burgundy potatoes are a long oval shape with a bright burgundy skin, combined with a red flesh with a definite ring of white. Excellent for novelty roasties, crisps and chips, they are best cooked with their skins on to retain their colour.

Rooster Fluffy Potato Variety

Rooster

Rooster potatoes are easily distinguishable by their russet red skin and shallow eyes are widely available. Roosters have a fluffy yellow flesh and a deep earthy flavour, which lends itself particularly well to roasting, baking/jacket potatoes and chipping.

Arran Victory Fluffy Potato Variety

Arran Victory -1918

Bred on the Isle of Arran and named in celebration of the ending of the War, this heritage potato variety has a vibrant blue skin, which changes to creamy yellow once cooked, and a snowy white flesh. They have a good earthy taste and make perfect chips and roast potatoes as they have a fluffy texture.

Violetta Fluffy Potato Variety

Violetta

Violetta is a specialist heritage potato variety with an indigo blue skin and blue flesh. They have a delicate sweet flavour, a slightly fluffy flesh and work well in savoury dishes. To retain the colour, it’s best to keep the skin on.

Mayan Gold Fluffy Potato Variety

Mayan Gold

Mayan Gold is a unique heritage variety, because they are the first potato in the UK from the indigenous Phureja potatoes of Peru.
Mayan Gold have a rich golden colour and a moreish flavour. They have a fluffy flesh which results in excellent roasties, chips and jackets.

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