The humble potato has dropped in popularity recently as people switch to low-carb diets. But potatoes are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and very tasty to many people. Find out 10 reasons why they might be good for your health, plus how to cook them, and a breakdown of what is inside an average spud.
Kerr's Pink is a popular commercially grown variety of potato in Ireland although not so popular anywhere in the UK or Ireland with amateur growers. If you grow this variety you might expect pink skinned potatoes but you will be disappointed.
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.
Melody is a high quality pre-packing variety. It has a high yield potential of oval, uniform, attractive tubers with light yellow, bright smooth skins and flesh. Marketable yields, storage quality and cooking characteristics are all excellent. Melody has a good all-round disease resistance. Susceptible to potato leafroll virus.
Opperdoezer Ronde. The Opperdoezer Ronde is a round potato from the town of Opperdoes, in the province of North Holland. It is a firm boiling potato with a delicate taste. These waxy potatoes are suitable both for baking and frying. The yellow-white tubers have a waxy consistency, and an irregular, oval-round shape and deep eyes.
SYNONYMS: Idaho Russet, Netted Gem. ORIGIN: The origin of Russet Burbank was reported by Luther Burbank in 1914 as being a chimera selected from the variety Burbank by Lou Sweet. Lou Sweet was a potato grower in the western slope area of Colorado and was President of the Potato Association of America in 1920.
Sweet Potato Potato Salad We love sweet potatoes and they are terrific when combined with plain white ones, especially in an old fashioned potato salad. This one has mayonnaise, a bit of mustard, celery, hard-boiled eggs, and a smidgen of chopped onion.