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Which Type/variety of potato for best baked potatoes

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Bagadverts Sat 31-Aug-19 14:41:41

I bought potatoes today which I plan to bake. Says it is morfana, which I’ve looked up and is just a standard one.

Do you use a particular variety? I’ll either be microwave for 6 mins then baking in oven on high heat, or just baking. Any tips for crisp skin? I’d rather avoid oil as I generally just put them on the oven shelf.


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gowgow Sat 31-Aug-19 17:11:37

I like Vivaldi, the flesh is quite creamy so butter isn't essential.

I don't use oil, just prick them with a skewer & leave it stuck through the middle. The skewer balances across a dish, keeping the spud in the air. The skin is the best part!

MotherOfSoupDragons Sat 31-Aug-19 21:44:40

King Edward for baked. Nice and fluffy.

Bagadverts Sun 01-Sep-19 15:24:13

I’ll try it out. @gowgow - do you use a roasting pin when you say dish?

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Bagadverts Sun 01-Sep-19 15:24:42

Roasting tin not pin

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gowgow Sun 01-Sep-19 16:33:10

I use a pyrex dish as the skewers fit across it, but it doesn't matter as the spuds don't touch it.

tommycockles Sun 01-Sep-19 21:54:06

Maribel. From the posh range at Asda.
There is no better potato

Serin Sun 01-Sep-19 23:14:20

I just use any that look to be about the right size. Microwave 6 mins and oven for 20.

HundredMilesAnHour Sun 01-Sep-19 23:20:39

I used to get Marfona potatoes from M&S (they sold them specifically as baking potatoes) and I thought they were the best by far! So smooth and creamy, regardless of whether I used the over or the microwave.

I can't stand King Edwards for baking. They're just ew!

granadagirl Sun 01-Sep-19 23:38:19

Defo Maris piper

Only oven baked, no microwave

Skin crisp up lovely

Nospringchickendipper Wed 11-Sep-19 10:12:50

I used to get Morfana potatoes from M&S and found them the best, but they seem to have stopped selling them.Can I ask where you bought them from.

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