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What color potato is used for mash potatoes?


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May 05, 2010 10:56PM

Potatoes that are contain more starch than the average are used as boiling potatoes. The color of a potato does not dictate its use due to there being hundreds of varieties of potatoes. Potatoes that are ideal for making mashed potatoes are russet varieties (the majority of Idaho grown potatoes are russet, and Caribe. Yukon Gold, Peruvian Blue, Superior, Kennebec, and Katahdin are all purpose potatoes.