Definition of King Edward in English:

King Edward


  • An oval potato of a variety with a white skin mottled with red.

    • ‘The King Edward is a classic type potato, perfect for this dish.’
    • ‘I like to ring the changes and so sometimes I want, say, a firm, waxy, full-flavoured jacket potato, so I choose Desirée, and sometimes a more floury one, so it would be King Edward.’
    • ‘To make a really good potato gratin, pick a floury potato such as King Edward, or anything marked as a ‘baking potato’.’


1920s: named after King Edward VII.