Here for the official verdict on the best potatoes for roasting? We all want our roast potatoes crispy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside, but not all potatoes will yield this coveted result. So, in order to avoid disappointment come Sunday – or whenever else you enjoy your roast potatoes – we're here to reveal the potatoes that promise the perfect roastie, every time.
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Best potatoes for roasting
Following extensive research and an excessive number of roast potatoes consumed – someone had to do it, right? – we can reveal that Maris Piper potatoes are the best potatoes for roasting. This is thanks to their coarse skin, and fluffy, floury texture.
If you can't get your hands on Maris Piper potatoes, King Edward potatoes make a suitable alternative. And if you're in a real pinch, just use whatever you have to hand. They won't be as tasty as Maris Piper potatoes, but it won't be the end of the world.