The Perfect Potato: How to Choose Varieties
Ever since potatoes in the grocery store came to be known simply as "red", "white" or "russet", knowledge of potato cookery has gone into decline. While potatoes are fantastically versatile, there are significant differences in the varieties that make them well suited for particular purposes. The simple spud, as it turns out, isn't so simple after all. But with just a bit of knowledge you can transform your cooking using this delicious and nutritious tuber. We've broken down the different types of potatoes by the cooking methods you prefer to help you make the most of your potatoes. We also included a comparison chart below to help you compare other characteristics such as storage qualities and disease resistance to help you select the right varieties for your garden.
I like my potatoes new
I like my potatoes baked, mashed, as French fries, hashbrowns or latkes
I like my potatoes in chowder, soup, scalloped, boiled, or in potato salad
I like my potatoes roasted
I like my potatoes sauteed or pan fried