White potatoes have fine, delicate, white or tan skins that make them perfect for mashing without peeling first. Simply wash well, cut into cubes and cover them with about an inch of salted water in a pot. After boiling, drain well and mash with milk or chicken broth. To make an easy, delicious accompaniment to your meals, try cutting them in fourths, sprinkling with olive oil and garlic salt, and roasting in a 400-degree oven for 45 minutes until golden.
Yukon Gold potatoes are smooth, golden, and slightly waxy. They have a creamy, buttery flavor and are delicious mashed, grilled, or shredded. They also hold their shape when used in soups or stews. For some great potato-based recipe ideas, check out all the amazing recipe creations at Potatoes USA.
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The eye-popping color of the blue/purple potatoes makes a beautiful side dish on your dinner table when roasted or steamed. Add a dash of apple cider vinegar to the water when boiling these colorful vegetables to help them retain their vibrant hue.