An essential guide to the most popular types of potatoes. With so many choices available, there are key characteristics in flavor and texture to look for when selecting. Learn the differences and uses to make the right decision for cooking.
The culinary applications of the beloved potato are endless. From fried, mashed, roasted, boiled, steamed and baked, the versatility of this vegetable is impressive. It’s no surprise that these edible tubers Solanum tuberosum from the nightshade family is one of the highest consumed crops around the world.
There are an estimated 200 varieties of potatoes sold in the United States, which can be classified into a number of categories based on the cooked texture and ingredient functionality. This can lead to head-scratching questions about how to choose what is right for recipes.
This essential guide describes the fundamental differences on popular types of potatoes, so that selection and preparation are a breeze!…
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