Most people love roast potatoes - everybody pretends that the best bit of a Sunday lunch or Christmas Dinner is the meat, but it's the roasties that everybody fights over.
You won't find much debate over how good roast potatoes are, but there is a huge debate over which type of potatoes are best for roasting. Everyone seems to have their own preference, and things can get pretty heated around the dinner table when this topic is brought up (certainly in my household). So we thought we'd try and answer this question once and for all - which potatoes are best for roasting? We've whittled it down to the top 5, each of which has its own advantages depending on what you're looking for. Let's get into it:
King Edward is another hugely popular variety of potato and is about as light and fluffy as a potato can get. It's this texture which makes them so excellent for roasting - you're basically guaranteed a fluffy roastie every time. Famous chefs like James Martin swear by these potatoes for roasting, and we won't disagree with the experts. King Edward potatoes are not too big either, so they're another great option if you're making a big batch of roast potatoes for people to share. Learn more and buy them here - waitrose.com
It's quite hard to find La Ratte potatoes, but we've spotted them several times at some of the larger M&S stores. These potatoes hold their shape really well and have a low starch content, which is what makes them excellent for roasting. We'd describe the flavour of these as slightly buttery and slightly nutty, and we find that when paired with herbs like thyme, the flavour really comes out. Like we said, these are quite hard to find but well worth the effort to seek out, and we found them at M&S and you can also buy them from Waitrose. Learn more and buy them here - waitrose.com
Hopefully this guide helps you to choose potatoes which will be perfect for roasting. Let us know if you have any other suggestions or if you've tried to roast any of the potatoes we've included in this guide!