Do you make a conscious decision to get a certain type of potato

Or do you just think to yourself “fuck it let’s get some taters”?


New potatoes 9/10 times unless I’m making mash

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Big ones when I am baking them


Oven chips…

Regular bag of white spuds unless I’m making sweet potato fries or potato salad or something.

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Depends what I’m making. Luckily the bags say ‘this is good for mashy mash’, ‘these will make good roasties’ cos I’m a child and need this guidance.



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Totally depends on what I’m making - but I genuinely don’t think I’ve bought potatoes for over 6 months.

Haven’t bought a potato since I moved out of my parents’ house twelve years ago.

Sure do.

Roasting - Maris Piper.
Mashing - Any variety of red ones. Leave the skin on. You’ll thank me later.
Boulangere - Desiree. Again, leave that skin on and bang them in the oven for 1h30m minimum. And, again, you will thank me later
Jacket - The biggest loose one they have in the shop. Dunno what they default to, King Edwards probably.
Salads etc. - Charlotte. ALWAYS Charlotte.

Potato gripes - why do they only sell them (except new/mini potatoes) in 2.5kg bags? That’s too much spud for most scenarios.

Big bag of the cheap white potatoes. They work fine for pretty much anything.

Been a lot of potato chat on here over the past week or so.

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King Edward - mash
Desiree - roast
Maris Piper - jacket
Yukon Gold - chips
Charlotte - tortilla
Jersey Royal - minted
Anya - salad


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Potatoes are the grocery item I like buying the least I think

I use the big baking ones for all my potatoid needs

They certainly are! #topical

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Good answers from @GEOFF and @aboynamedgoo . Everyone else fuck off

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Just FYI, I will never thank anyone for leaving potato skin in mash.

Wait wat does boulange mean?!