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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Tasty pillows of goodness, absorbing the subtle flavours of tomato and basil used to make a classic Marinara sauce.
Twice-baked might sound complicated, but these guys are a doddle to whip up, and well worth it at the end.
“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.”