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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 16:12:12 PM »
I just do whatever I'm going to do with whatever spuds I have.
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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 16:20:04 PM »
Jane prefers Maris Piper for most things and I prefer ol' Eddie's.

Naturally, we get Maris Piper... ;)
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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 16:46:01 PM »
I bought a large sack of Melody... and they're crap for chips.... hence me looking for this info.

Them Bartlett Reds are nice, though a bit pricey. So I use Desiree if I can find them.
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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 17:44:43 PM »
The old varieties have survived because they are very good.  Most of the new ones will be unavailable in a few years as they do not match up to either versatility or taste.


I'm of the opinion that it matters a lot for roasting ( boil for 20 min from cold, coat with hot goose fat and 190 deg oven for for 80 min.  Oven temp set for the roast.)
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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 18:50:38 PM »
One of my favourites is Desiree,my inlaws like Marfona.

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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 21:05:08 PM »
I just do whatever I'm going to do with whatever spuds I have.
Can't afford to be fussy!

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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 21:41:03 PM »
We tend to get what ever is on offer, and use them for whatever they are best for.... but we do have favourites we buy occasionally.... eg, Anya/Pink Fir Apples for salads, Roosters for baking, and those Russian Blues (purely for shock value they are worth a laugh!)
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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 11:58:16 AM »
  The best potato?  Walkers Smokey Bacon flavour crisps, no question about it.
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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2012, 13:03:05 PM »
I needed spuds today,a nd all ASDA had to offer at a reasonable price were Orla.... and I have no cooking info for that variety!

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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2012, 15:34:40 PM »
I needed spuds today,a nd all ASDA had to offer at a reasonable price were Orla.... and I have no cooking info for that variety!

  Stick 'em in some lightly salted, boiling water, and cook for twenty minutes.  You're welcome.
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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2012, 02:35:50 AM »
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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2012, 10:11:03 AM »
The problem this year has been overwet spuds again, They split if cooked with their skins on, or turn to mush, a tatseless mush. And as chips many remain hard. Many I have had have had blight marks, and a few have had slug damage. I've complained several times and have been reimbursed with no qualms as I think they know they are selling iffy spuds.

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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2013, 14:37:53 PM »
"Sylvana" spuds from Tesco today, marked as "for all uses". I knew they were going to be difficult when I peeled them and they spat water. Then cutting them was like cutting swede... really tough little bu55ers!

I've cubed them into half-inch and dropped them into a casserole... we shall see what we see when it gets to the table later.

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Re: What's the best potato for....
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2013, 21:58:41 PM »
"Sylvana" spuds from Tesco today, marked as "for all uses". I knew they were going to be difficult when I peeled them and they spat water. Then cutting them was like cutting swede... really tough little bu55ers!

I've cubed them into half-inch and dropped them into a casserole... we shall see what we see when it gets to the table later.

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