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Factsheet

Varieties

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Factsheet

Exploring the history of potatoes, varieties grown today, how to choose the right variety when cooking, and the science behind cooking potatoes.

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Powerpoint: Starters and Plenaries

Varieties

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Powerpoint: Starters and Plenaries

A selection of starter and plenary ideas to introduce students to different potato varieties and the cooking methods they are suited to.

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Powerpoint: Lesson Ideas

Varieties

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Powerpoint: Lesson Ideas

Images, key information and curriculum-linked activities for the classroom, including taste tests, writing instructions and inventing new products.

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Video

Varieties

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Video

A potato farmer and a chef describe the three main types of potato: Fluffy, Smooth and Salad, and how to get the best from them in the kitchen.

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Video: New Potatoes

Varieties

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Video: New Potatoes

A potato farmer and a chef explain what new potatoes are and suggest some interesting ways to cook them.

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Factsheet

Health and Nutrition

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Factsheet

Examining the nutritional value of potatoes, healthier cooking methods, the role of potatoes in healthy diets, including special dietary needs.

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Powerpoint: Starters and Plenaries

Health and Nutrition

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Powerpoint: Starters and Plenaries

A selection of starter and plenary ideas to introduce students to the nutritional value of potatoes, and a quiz to test their knowledge.

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Powerpoint: Lesson Ideas

Health and Nutrition

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Powerpoint: Lesson Ideas

Images, information and classroom activities, including creating healthier versions of recipes, matching dietary needs and planning healthy menus.

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Health and Nutrition: Video

Health and Nutrition

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Health and Nutrition: Video

A potato farmer and a chef describe the three main types of potato: Fluffy, Smooth and Salad, and healthy ways to cook potatoes.

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Factsheet

Sustainability

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Factsheet

Investigating food miles, the carbon footprint and environmental impact of potato farming, sustainable practices, seasonality and climate change.

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Powerpoint: Lesson Ideas

Sustainability

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Powerpoint: Lesson Ideas

Images, information and ideas, including a ‘Ready Steady Cook’ seasonal challenge, creating sustainable dishes and reporting on sustainable farming.

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Powerpoint: Starters and Plenaries

Sustainability

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Powerpoint: Starters and Plenaries

A selection of starter and plenary ideas to help students understand the impact of seasonality, food miles and recyclable packaging

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Video

Sustainability

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Video

Potato farmers based in Cornwall and Scotland show the many aspects of potato farming and the difference in potato farming regionally.

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Factsheet

Farming

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Factsheet

Exploring potato growing in Great Britain, the journey of a potato from field to fork, and how we support potato growers to grow new, better varieties.

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Powerpoint: Lesson Ideas

Farming

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Powerpoint: Lesson Ideas

Images and key information looking at potato growing in GB, journeys for potatoes; from field to fork, and support for potato growers.

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Video

Farming

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Video

Potato farmers based in Cornwall and Scotland show the many aspects of potato farming and the difference in potato farming regionally.

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Video: Harvesting Potatoes

Farming

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Video: Harvesting Potatoes

A farmer talks about his role in growing, harvesting, selecting and delivering fresh potatoes to be sold in a local farm shop.

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Video: Farndon Fields Potatoes

Farming

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Video: Farndon Fields Potatoes

A farmer talks about his role in growing, harvesting, selecting and delivering fresh potatoes to be sold in a local farm shop.

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Video: Potato Grader Settings

Farming

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Video: Potato Grader Settings

An engineer explains how farmers can reduce damage in the grading process and bring potatoes carefully out of their fields.

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Farming: Video: Staffordshire SPot Farm

Farming

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Farming: Video: Staffordshire SPot Farm

Introduces the first ever Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm, established to undertake extensive research to advise on new and best practice.

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Almond Potatoes

Recipes

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Almond Potatoes

Printable recipe card for Almond Potatoes: mashed potato coated in almonds and breadcrumbs.

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Bombay Potato Curry

Recipes

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Bombay Potato Curry

Printable recipe card for easy Bombay Potato Curry: India’s answer to the Raj’s fish and chips.

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Potato Nests

Recipes

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Potato Nests

Printable recipe card for Potato Nests: piped creamy mashed potato topped with tomatoes.

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Potato and Spring Onion Cakes

Recipes

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Potato and Spring Onion Cakes

Printable recipe card for oven-cooked Potato and Spring Onion Cakes, made from mashed potato.

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Potato Gratin

Recipes

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Potato Gratin

Printable recipe card for Potato Gratin: a classic French dish of baked, golden potatoes cooked in stock.

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Potato and Courgette Frittata

Recipes

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Potato and Courgette Frittata

Printable recipe card for Potato and Courgette Frittata; an egg-based Italian dish baked in the oven.

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Tuna and Fish-finger Fishcakes

Recipes

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Tuna and Fish-finger Fishcakes

Printable recipe card for preparing Tuna and Fish-finger Fishcakes using left over mashed potato.

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Potato and Cheese Scones

Recipes

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Potato and Cheese Scones

Printable recipe card showing an easy way to make Potato and Cheese Scones.

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New Potato Brunch

Recipes

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New Potato Brunch

Printable recipe card for a New Potato Brunch, combining new potatoes with sausages, spinach and egg.

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Patatas Bravas

Recipes

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Patatas Bravas

Printable recipe card for Patatas Bravas, a Spanish dish of fried potatoes and spicy sauce.

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Smoked Mackerel and Pancetta Potato Salad

Recipes

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Smoked Mackerel and Pancetta Potato Salad

Printable recipe card for a tasty Potato Salad, served with Smoked Mackerel, Pancetta and a horseradish dressing.

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Spicy Potato Scotch Eggs

Recipes

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Spicy Potato Scotch Eggs

Printable recipe card for Spicy Potato Scotch Eggs, made from left over mashed potato.

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Potato and Chicken Curry

Recipes

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Potato and Chicken Curry

Printable recipe card for a quick, simple to make Potato and Chicken Curry, served with raita.

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Jacket Potatoes with Three Toppings

Recipes

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Jacket Potatoes with Three Toppings

Printable recipe card with ideas for Three Toppings (Tuna Nicoise, Chicken Stir-fry and feta and bean) for Jacket Potatoes.

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Cottage Pie

Recipes

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Cottage Pie

Printable recipe card for Cottage Pie: a classic dish of minced beef topped with a mashed potato crust.

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Jacket Potato with Garlic Mushrooms

Recipes

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Jacket Potato with Garlic Mushrooms

Printable recipe card for Jacket Potatoes with Garlic Mushrooms: a tasty topping for a classic baked potato.

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Lamb Burgers with Paprika Wedges

Recipes

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Lamb Burgers with Paprika Wedges

Printable recipe card for Lamb Burgers with Paprika ‘Wedges’: delicious paprika-spiced oven-baked potatoes.

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Coronation Potato and Prawn Salads

Recipes

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Coronation Potato and Prawn Salads

Printable recipe card for making a creamy and spicy Coronation Potato and Prawn Salad.
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Video: Jacket Potato with Garlic Mushrooms

Recipes

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Video: Jacket Potato with Garlic Mushrooms

The method for making a tasty topping for a Jacket potato is demonstrated in this simple, easy-to-follow video.

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Video: Lamb Burgers with Paprika Wedge

Recipes

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Video: Lamb Burgers with Paprika Wedge

Watch the skills needed to make delicious paprika-spiced potato wedges and lamb burgers.

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Video: Easy Bombay Potato Curry

Recipes

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Video: Easy Bombay Potato Curry

A simple guide to making Bombay Potato Curry: India’s answer to the Raj’s fish and chips.

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Video: New Potato Brunch

Recipes

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Video: New Potato Brunch

A quick guide to making New Potato Brunch, combining new potatoes with sausages, spinach and egg.

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Video: Patatas Bravas

Recipes

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Video: Patatas Bravas

A simple demonstration of how to prepare Patatas Bravas, a Spanish dish of fried potatoes and spicy sauce.

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Video: Smoked Mackerel and Pancetta Potato Salad

Recipes

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Video: Smoked Mackerel and Pancetta Potato Salad

Watch how to make this tasty potato salad, served with smoked mackerel, pancetta and a horseradish dressing.

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Video: Potato Types

Video

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Video: Potato Types

Understanding the different characteristics of potatoes and advice on choosing the right variety for cooking.

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Storage

Skills

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Storage

Advice on storing potatoes in the correct way to keep them in a good condition for longer.

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Hygiene

Skills

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Hygiene

Guidance for health and safety in the kitchen when preparing and cooking potatoes.

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Peeling

Skills

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Peeling

A simple guide to peeling a potato, showing the correct way to hold the potato and the potato peeler.

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Slicing, Chopping and Dicing

Skills

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Slicing, Chopping and Dicing

A demonstration of the correct way to handle knives, and techniques for chopping, slicing and dicing potatoes.

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Bake

Skills

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Bake

A step-by-step guide to baking, demonstrating how to make baked potatoes in their jackets.

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Mashed

Skills

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Mashed

A step-by-step guide to mashing, showing how to make creamy, smooth mashed potato.

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Sauté

Skills

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Sauté

A step-by-step guide to sautéing, showing how to make sauté (shallow-fried) potatoes.

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Roast

Skills

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Roast

A step-by-step guide to roasting, demonstrating how to make crisp, golden roast potatoes.

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Boiling Preparation

Video

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Boiling Preparation

A step-by-step guide to boiling, demonstrating the correct way to boil new potatoes in their skins.

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