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Potatoes

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Lindylou23 Sat 10-Nov-18 11:09:03

Hello,
Can anyone recommend a good potato to bake in the oven, all the ones I have tried are very dry. I can remember when they were creamy and needed little butter.
Have a good weekend

Baggs Sat 10-Nov-18 11:13:06

In my opinion all baked potatoes need lashings of butter, as do mashed.

I find Maris Pipers good.

Nannylovesshopping Sat 10-Nov-18 11:14:27

Always use a king Edwards for baked potatoes when I can get hold of them, good substitute is a Maris piper, fancy one for lunch now 😂

kittylester Sat 10-Nov-18 12:00:31

Surely the point of baked potatoes is to have lashings of butter!

Nannarose Sat 10-Nov-18 12:44:01

To my mind, the difference is using organic potatoes. They have so much less water in them.

TerriBull Sat 10-Nov-18 12:48:33

I love Maris Pipers, I only ever buy those, unless I'm buying new potatoes. I find they are good for everything, roast, baked, mash. I think baked potatoes need something to enhance them whether it's butter, grated cheese or something else.

Blue45Sapphire Sat 10-Nov-18 15:07:36

Sainsbury's Vivaldi baking potatoes are excellent, they don't really need butter.

mumofmadboys Sat 10-Nov-18 15:57:43

I like baked sweet potatoes best.

Greyduster Sat 10-Nov-18 16:06:26

Another fan of Maris Pipers. We don’t seem to see King Edwards. And yes, Momb, baked sweet potatoes are very nice 👍🏻.

Lindylou23 Sun 11-Nov-18 12:32:03

Thank you, I have tried Maris piper, I am not sure if the ones I have had previously are either Egyptian or Cyprus cannot seem to find them in shops .

jusnoneed Sun 11-Nov-18 13:09:53

I buy Maris Piper in Asda.
King Edwards are a good all rounder, I used to like Desiree but they don't appear often and the last ones I bought were different to how they were years ago.

SpringyChicken Sun 11-Nov-18 13:39:40

Saxon makes a lovely jacket potato. I hunt them down especially for baking.

shandi6570 Sun 11-Nov-18 13:59:39

Marfoni potatoes are my choice, although I don't think they are available everywhere. I had never heard of them before I came to live in the Midlands. I am without this winter as my usual farmshop haven't got them, apparently the farm had a problem with the crop and I haven't seen them for sale anywhere else recently.sad