Maris Piper potatoes.....roger

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Maris Piper potatoes.....roger

#1 Post by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow » January 7th, 2019, 12:33 pm

Since a trip to London last year and some insights into why their chips (french fries) are so great, I think it has mostly to do with the potatoes they favor for them: maris piper.

So, I wanted to try them, as french fries are up there with pizza in the holy grail of cooking.

Anyone know where to obtain maris pipers in the US...??

I've searched locally, on Amazon and Whole Foods' website, with no luck and even called a potato farm in Maine.

Has anyone made fries with them..or otherwise used them?

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#2 Post by alan weinberg » January 8th, 2019, 6:31 am


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#3 Post by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow » January 8th, 2019, 9:28 am

Great minds think alike, Alan. Except I already spoke to them-- last week. They do not sell potatoes; only seedlings; and no longer roger maris' kind.

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#4 Post by alan weinberg » January 8th, 2019, 1:15 pm

bummer. Shouldn’t be hard to grow ‘taters if you have seedlings.

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#5 Post by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow » January 8th, 2019, 5:04 pm

[rofl.gif] should I tear up my front yard...or the back....?

I don't think growing them is an option...especially to determine whether it's them or something else that makes English chips so good.

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#6 Post by C. Mc Cart » January 8th, 2019, 5:18 pm

One of those oddities. Maris Piper is so highly regarded by many chefs, doesn't make sense someone wouldn't try to grow it in a suitable climate in N.A.
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