Having a German father, potatoes have always been a staple growing up. My dad is never shy about vocally praising the humble potato: “They’re so delicious and versatile!” he’ll exclaim. His excitement for potatoes has definitely rubbed off on me. These sweet carby nuggets are one of the few vegetables in season during the winter, last for ages in the cupboard, are low in fat and high in vitamin B6, C, and potassium, are incredibly versatile, dirt cheap, and easy to source locally. I love them.
Now, there are dozens of potato types, (I even found an article called “the many faces of potato”. lol) but they are usually classified as either “fluffy” or “firm” (often also referred to as “waxy”, or “new potatoes”). Here is a comprehensive guide to all the different types of potatoes, but quite generally:
Fluffy potatoes are usually larger, and are good for mashing, roasting, chips and baking
Firm potatoes are generally smaller and are good for salads and boiling, for example.
This week you will see a lot of potato recipes coming your way, but in the meantime, here are some of the internet’s deliciously exciting potato recipes for you:
Beetroot and Potato Rösti