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What variety of potatoes is best for making fluffy mashed potatoes?

What variety of potatoes is best for making fluffy mashed potatoes?
Submitted by kayla.b.craig

When mashed potatoes are on the menu, go for high-starch potatoes, such as russet, Idaho, or Burbank. The low moisture content in these potatoes makes them fluffy and ready to soak up plenty of milk and butter. Yellow medium-starch potatoes, such as Yellow Finn or Yukon Gold, make wonderful mashed potatoes, too.

If you already have potatoes but have no idea what kind they are, try this test: Slice one of the potatoes with a knife. If the knife becomes coated with a milky white substance, it’s a high-starch potato. If not, it’s a waxy—or low-starch—potato.

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