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
John Torode's rösti is super easy to make and you make a big one to share, or use the mixture to make individual portions. It's the perfect midweek meal topped with Greek salad
Mini roast potatoes with garlic and thyme make a nice change from the usual size because of the extra crunch! And let's face it, that's everyone's favourite bit
This salt and pepper potato salad is great either hot or cold and has a bit of a kick to it with fresh chilli, coriander and red onion, which keeps it simple but tasty
Make potato salad even more summery with this simple recipe for bacon and watercress potato salad, ready in 15 minutes
An Italian-style new potato salad, with a pesto dressing and edamame beans scattered over the top
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