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Although there are many varieties of potato on the market the new cook should concentrate initially on whether they need a New potato or an Old potato.
They are good for boiling, salad, creaming and scalloping.
They store well and are good for baking, boiling, mashing or fried as chips
Store in a dry, dark, cool place with good ventilation.
Old potatoes should keep for several months while new, unblemished potatoes should keep for a number of weeks.
Any light will cause the potato to turn green and become unusable.
Cooking and Serving
Generally one medium potato is required per diner.
Some delightful variations
Add finely chopped raw onion to the creamy potato for a real taste treat or
Mix in dried Parmeson cheese to taste or
Mix steamed tender peas into the mashed potato before serving
Great with that Roast Joint or Bird
If roasting in an open tray with no foil your potatoes and pumpkin take on an added flavour if added to that tray
You are trying to achieve a soft, smooth interior with a golden crisp exterior
Don't forget to serve with lashings of rich gravy