Which potato for which use ?

If you want to be the best for cooking your potatoes, avoid to trust the only indication on the potatoes package that you can find in any supermarket, or to be sure not to make any mistake when you choose your potatoes at the market, then this article is for you !

The potato includes a wide variety of varieties with a very different texture. This is why certain kinds are better than others depending on the use that one makes of it.

Don’t mess with potatoes.

You want to make boiled potatoes, or roasted potatoes ?

No problems ! In all these situations, you need to pick firm fleshed potatoes. The following varieties will be perfect :

  •  Charlotte
  • Amandine
  •  Annabelle
  • Roseval
  • Ratte
  • Chérie
  •  BF 15
  • Franceline
  •  Nicola
  • Pompadour
  • Belle de Fontenay

You prefer smashed potatoes, soup, gratin, fried potatoes, or cook then in the oven ? Then you need to choose « consumer potatoes ». 

Well, every variety that you can
find in this beautiful list :

  • Agatha
  • Agria
  • Artemis
  • Bintje
  • Bleue d’Auvergne
  • Blue Belle
  • Caesar
  • Manon
  • Marabel
  • Mélody
  • Monalisa
  • Oeil de perdrix
  • Pink Fir apple
  • Samba
  • Victoria
  • Vitelotte noire

Hey… Looking for strange / original potatoe ?

I have one for you ! What about doing a purple smash ?
Let me introduce you the potato called « Vitelotte noire »

Also called “black” or “Chinese truffle”, is a variety of traditional French potato which has the distinction of having black skin and purple flesh.