Of the more than 5,000 varieties of potatoes in the world, one of the most common varieties in the United States is the red potato. Because of the red potatoes' flavor and texture, it’s best to boil or roast them. They absorb flavors well, bring texture to a variety of hot and cold dishes, and cook faster than other varieties. They also are great for potato salad!
How to Select
Look for firm, well-shaped and fairly smooth potatoes. Avoid potatoes that have wrinkles.
How to Store
Do not wash for storage. Do not store with onions. Place in a paper bag, or in a plastic bag with some air holes. Store potatoes in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place, or refrigerate. Can last up to 5 months.
How to Prepare
Scrub gently under water. Skin has many nutrients. If peeling, first remove any sprouts. Carve out any green spots. Steam, microwave, boil, bake, sauté, roast, or mash. Add to casseroles, soups, stews, and curry dishes.
Recipes with this vegetable
Southwestern Stuffed Potatoes
These kid-friendly stuffed potatoes are easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser!
Garden Vegetable Cakes
These mouth-watering patties packed full of vegetables take the cake in terms of flavor and color over other burgers!
Curried Potatoes with Red Lentils
This tasty vegetarian curry dish will definitely be a new family favorite!
Glazed Rutabagas & Potatoes
The delightful combo of rutabagas and potatoes with a light glaze is sure to brighten up a meal!
Green Beans with Potatoes
Bite-sized potatoes and green beans taste great cooked together with herbs and spices!
Mashed Turnips and Potatoes
Turnips add a new taste to traditional mashed potatoes. Try it--you'll like it!
Potato Kale Frittata
This delicious frittata is a nutritious one dish meal and a real crowd pleaser!