Potato Varieties

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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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Some potato varieties are more suitable than others for specific purposes. Most packaged potatoes contain information on the bag about what they should be used for but use the guide below if you are buying loose ones.
Baking Cara, Estima, Kerr’s Pink, King Edward, Marfona, Pentland Squire, Record
Boiling Alcmaria, Cara, Cleopatra, Désirée, Elvira, Estima, Home Guard, Jersey Royal, King Edward, Kingston, Maris Peer, Maris Piper, Pentland Squire, Pentland Javelin, Pink Fir Apple, Romano, Royal Kidney, Wilja
Chipping Kerr’s Pink, King Edward, Maris Piper, Pentland Squire, Romano
Mashing King Edward, Maris Piper, Pentland Squire, Wilja
Roasting Cara, King Edward, Maris Piper, Romano
Salads Belle de Fontenay, Carlingford, Charlotte, Jersey Royal, Pink Fir Apple, Ratte
Steaming Almost all varieties are suitable for steaming.