The potato is a British food staple that’s not just simply for frying, mashing, baking and roasting. Our collection of inspiring potato recipes will help you think up new and exciting potato-based dishes for every meal of the day.
We have crunchy potato cakes topped with thin slices of smoked trout and sour cream for breakfast, a filling peppered mackerel, rocket and new potato salad for lunch, and individual cottage pies with crispy mashed potato topping, for a hearty family dinner.
Potatoes have also made their way into many classic dishes from around the world. Consider the spicy Spanish dish, patatas bravas, as well as Paul Hollywood’s tartiflette pizza, which is inspired by the famous dish of the French Alps. And then there’s our exotic aubergine and potato curry flavoured with coconut and Indian spices.
Of course, potatoes make totally moreish side dishes that go well with every meat imaginable, and fish too for that matter. Pair grilled lamb cutlets with our creamy, garlicky dauphinoise, a rich beef stew with our slow cooked boulangere potatoes, or serve up our perfectly golden and crunchy roast potatoes with your roast chicken lunch. A side of our smoked paprika oven fries would complete your steak dinner or make the ultimate fish and chips meal with our illustrated four-step recipe.
Remember to keep any leftovers and use them up in our ham and potato cakes recipe, or cook up a warming leek and potato soup that will become a firm favourite with your family.
Never underestimate the power of the humble potato. It’s a naturally fat-free source of energy, containing vitamin C and B6, especially when eaten with its skin on.
There are around 80 varieties of potatoes grown in the UK, with waxy or floury textures, and different varieties give different results when chipping, mashing, steaming, baking and roasting your potatoes. However you can’t go wrong choosing Maris Piper, Lady Balfour, King Edward, Maris or Roosters, which are great all-round potatoes for cooking.
Delicious Potato recipes
Colcannon, a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage, has been formed into patties and baked until golden
This impressive potato tart by celebrity chef, James Martin, is topped with grilled sardines and gorgeous roasted tomatoes
Potato wedges are so simple to make yourself, and they're even more delicious served with our sour cream dip
A tangy potato and egg salad, with a herby kick, that goes perfectly with grilled trout
This Spanish Patatas Bravas dish, adds smoky chorizo to it, and is served with fried eggs on top
Tartiflette is a hearty, well-loved potato bake from the French Alps, that Paul Hollywood has adapted into a pizza topping
Gratin dauphinoise is a classic dish of creamy, garlicky potatoes that turn crispy on top. Delicious with roast meat and green veg
Golden and crispy potato cakes, flavoured with smoked ham and fresh herbs
The smoked haddock in this flavoursome dish, works perfectly with the Indian-spiced potatoes
Try our illustrated fish and chips recipe, for flaky fish in a delicious crisp batter, accompanied by gloriously golden chips
This simple-to-make Pommes Anna, makes a pleasant change to roast potatoes
The peppered mackerel adds a delicious smoky flavour to this simple-to-make potato salad