Old Potatoes??

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  1. shosho

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    Hi
    When WW state that u need to use Old Potatoes - what exactly does that mean?? I want to make chips tonight but not sure what's the best potatoes to use to use lower points.

    Can anyone advise?? x
     
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    Different potatoes have different textures.

    New potatoes tend to be waxy so they wouldn't make good chips - they would be hard. They will make good boiling potatoes though because they hold together well.

    Old potatoes can be more fluffy so they make better chips (and roast potatoes) because the outside will crisp up and the inside will be soft. They do not make good boiling potatoes though, because the outsides start to fall apart before the inside is cooked. Examples of fluffy poatoes are King Edwards and Maris Pipers.

    I find the red potatoes make good everyday potatoes because they fall between the two types (but they will only make passable roasties - I use maris pipers if I want the best). BTW, usually these days, they say on the bag what they are recommended for ie mashing, baking, boiling, roasting etc
     
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    Thanks for your post - I went and got a bag of red potatoes so hopefully they'll be tasty tonight!!
     
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    I personally swear by the red potatoes...I think they are the tastiest potatoes, and find they make fantastic jacket potatoes.
    No idea how they roast though, as I'm lazy and buy Aunt Bessies. :p
     
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    smirnoff Overweight or undertall?!

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    i love aunt bessies but surely they are high in points?
     
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    From memory I think they come to 4pp for 100g...which gives you about 3 or 4 roasties.
     
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    ok thanks for that x
     
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    hannata I can haz cake?

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    ohh thats not bad considering how handy they are! nice tip!

    Good ol aunt Bessie is just the best =P
     
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    I use Aunt Bessies roastie and yorkshires a lot (2pp for 1 yorkshire, if I remember correctly). Fantastic for a quick and easy Sunday roast. :)
     
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