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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of potato do you prefer?

Up until a short while ago, I'd always used russet potatoes to cook with the exception of red potatoes for baked potatoes. I decided to try Yukon Gold potatoes for the first time the other day when making scalloped potatoes. OMG! They seem way more flavorful and not as flaky as a russet or red potato. I'm definitely using them more often now!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 09:18 PM
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Re: What kind of potato do you prefer?

Makes no difference for me. Brown, red, gold...whatever. I have prepared all of them as fried pototoes and mashed potatoes, though I prefer to leave the skin in for the reds and peel all the others. Baked potatoes I choose brown-skinned and sort of long-ish. I wash them, poke them with a fork and put them in a small paper sack in the microwave for 3-6min.



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Re: What kind of potato do you prefer?

My favorite are baby reds.


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Re: What kind of potato do you prefer?

I bake potatoes in the microwave. But, once you go to organic potatoes, and then you try a regular, cheap, non-organic potato, you realize what a difference it is in taste when you eat the natural product: it's the same with anything else organic vs. non-organic.

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Re: What kind of potato do you prefer?

Jo, it's funny you should post this! My mom and step-dad came to stay the weekend over Valentines holiday, and I bought Yukon Golds for making mashed tatoes. They were wonderful, and I keep thinking in the back of my mind I need to make them again! We don't eat alot of potatoes, but this isn't the first time that we've used them, and I'm actually beginning to find that, like you, I prefer them. The texture is just better for me too.
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Re: What kind of potato do you prefer?

I don't really pay too much attention to the variety of potato, except for the baby reds I use in soups, stews, and other dishes.
For baking in the microwave, I use the pre-packaged ones wrapped in clear plastic.
But, after reading this thread, I'm going to look for Yukon Gold.

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Re: What kind of potato do you prefer?

Yukon Gold are my favorite,too.
around here the also call them yellow fleshed potatoes.
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Re: What kind of potato do you prefer?

I love Yukon Golds, too They aren't as good for baked as the skins are too thin, but mashed are amazing! I also love baby reds and whites for boiling or roasting and russets for baking. Frankly, I would eat just about any kind of potato --
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Re: What kind of potato do you prefer?

I like russets best; my experience with Yukon Gold was rather tasteless. Although I might be confused; seems like I bought some sort of white potato a while back that I wasn't impressed with.


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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2009, 10:55 AM
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Re: What kind of potato do you prefer?

I don't care for Yukon Gold either. Russets have always been my favorite.
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