Fluffy 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.

All 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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recipes using Fluffy Potatoes

Breakfast hash with bacon and poached eggs recipe

Breakfast Hash with Bacon and Poached Eggs

A tasty weekend brunch recipe that the whole family can enjoy during a leisurely day. Ideal for using up leftover cooked potatoes. Sausages could also be added to this breakfast brunch.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 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
Sole Otero Recipe

Sole Otero

For a luxurious version this dish could be made with Dover sole, shrimps, truffles and Parmesan, but in wartime often it was made with substitutes. This modern take on the recipe uses sole, prawns and Cheddar.

  • Prep in: 25 mins
  • Cook in: 70 mins
Roasties with Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Roasted Potatoes with Stuffed Chicken Recipe

This home comfort recipe shows you how to create beautifully crispy golden brown roast potatoes as well as a fantastic stuffed chicken to accompany it.  

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