Not all potatoes are created equal. Use our guide to find the perfect spud for your recipe.
Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes have sweet orange flesh that cooks to a moist texture (they're often mislabeled "yams," a starchier vegetable).

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Round white potatoes

Round white potatoes are waxy-fleshed potatoes with more moisture and less starch than russets or golden potatoes.

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New potatoes

New potatoes are young, very thin-skinned, waxy-fleshed potatoes that are low in starch. They can be of any variety.

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Round red potatoes

Round red potatoes are like round white potatoes, with waxy flesh, and are good for boiling. They are low in starch.

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Russets are high in starch and the ultimate baking potato, with a dry, fluffy texture.

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Golden potatoes

Golden potatoes have yellow flesh and are all-purpose potatoes; Yukon gold is a popular variety. These are medium-starch potatoes.


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