Yukon Gold -1980

Type:
Fluffy
Colour:
Yellow
Flesh colour:
Yellow
Size:
Small

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A bit about 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. Check out our homemade chips recipe and perfect roast potatoes recipe to get you started. There are also some amazing recipes below and in our wider potato recipes which are broken down into neat and helpful categories.

Recipes using Yukon Gold -1980

Roast potatoes perfection

Roasted Potato Perfection

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

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Silky smooth potato, ham, spring onion and chive soup recipe

Low fat

Low sat fat

Silky Smooth Potato, ham, spring onion and chive soup

This recipes is perfect for a winter lunch. Containing potatoes, ham and spring onions it has a great taste and is good for you!

  • Cook in: 20 mins
One pan Mediterranean roast chicken recipe by Jo Pratt

One Pan Mediterranean Roast Chicken by Jo Pratt

This recipe is great for those looking for an easy, healthy meal. Ty it mid-week, or as a simplified Sunday lunch.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 40 mins
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's potato peel soup recipe

Potato Peel Soup Recipe by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

"There’s nothing humble about this soup’s rich, creamy flavour – it tastes, remarkably, like mushrooms. And if it seems just a little too pared-back, it’s very easy to jazz it up with some nice finishing touches. Make sure the potatoes are well scrubbed before you peel them so the peels are very clean.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins

Other Fluffy Potatoes

Maris Piper Fluffy Potato Variety

Maris Piper

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. 

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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