great French fries Maris Piper Popular in Europe, the Maris Piper makes great French fries and is also good for boiling, baking and salads. This dry type potato has good flavor and it’s color rarely discolors during cooking. Bintje An old variety from the Netherlands, the Bintje is the number one yellow potato in the world and very popular in Europe. The Bintje along with Maris Piper make great french fries. Produces a large set with 8-10 oz. Tubers. Tuber size can be bigger if seed spacing is 16 to 18 inches.