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Old Dec 23rd 2009, 1:47 pm
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Looking at the recipes for a decent xmas roasty they all seem to recommend Maris Piper. All the Supermarkets seem to have here are Russets. Has anyone found a good replacement.
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Old Dec 23rd 2009, 2:11 pm
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I've been wondering whether Yukon Golds would work, but have yet to try them.
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I've been wondering whether Yukon Golds would work, but have yet to try them.
ive used yukon golds for roasties several times and liked them.
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Originally Posted by vegas View Post
Looking at the recipes for a decent xmas roasty they all seem to recommend Maris Piper. All the Supermarkets seem to have here are Russets. Has anyone found a good replacement.
to be quite honest the Russet potatoes are a great all rounder, great chips, great mash and lovely roasties..you can't go wrong..
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Old Dec 23rd 2009, 3:05 pm
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Ye Gods, you mean there's another entry in the list of "proper English foodstuffs that can't be found in the USA"? There's a special English potato
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Ye Gods, you mean there's another entry in the list of "proper English foodstuffs that can't be found in the USA"? There's a special English potato
Damn right!

Though, technically, I think it might be Irish...
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Ye Gods, you mean there's another entry in the list of "proper English foodstuffs that can't be found in the USA"? There's a special English potato
No, seriously, potatoes are shite over here. So few varieties. And, an awful lot of people seem to have no idea how to store them ... you cut into them and they're full of black patches...
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Damn right!

Though, technically, I think it might be Irish...
technically, potatoes were bought over from the Americas, but your comment made me laugh.....
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I just got the Nigella Lawson 'Christmas' book - and she recommends Yukon Gold potatoes. Parboiled, tossed in semolina and roasted in Goose fat (which I can't get )
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roasted in Goose fat (which I can't get )
Have all the geese in SoCal had liposuction? There's loads of the buggers flying past NorCal right now - just find a friendly hunter to pick one out for you :-)
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I like the Yukons better than Russetts because they are much easier to peel. I don't know if we are supplied old stock or something, but its like trying to peel elephant hide. Actually the potato I really miss are 'new' pots. Remember Jersey Royals? mmmm
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russets ain't bad if you don't get the massive ones.....yukon work quite well...
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Old Dec 23rd 2009, 9:42 pm
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russets ain't bad if you don't get the massive ones.....yukon work quite well...
The store was out of Yukons, so I took a gamble on some "Sierra Golds" instead.

<OptimusPrime> FFS! They're just potatoes. </OptimusPrime>
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haha

where i used to live in maine, a local store had about 30 different varieties, who knew eh king edwards were good though and whatever variety the "maine" spud was
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Originally Posted by chartreuse View Post
The store was out of Yukons, so I took a gamble on some "Sierra Golds" instead.

<OptimusPrime> FFS! They're just potatoes. </OptimusPrime>
Yep, I've been waiting for him or Manc
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