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Red Potatoes

Red Potatoes

Appearance

small to medium; round or slightly oblong; smooth, thin red skin; white flesh

Texture

waxy, moist and smooth; creamy

Flavor

Subtly sweet; mild medium sugar content

Best Served

Cooking with

Red Potatoes

40+ recipes with red potatoes

Because of their waxy texture, the flesh of red potatoes stays firm throughout the cooking process. Their thin yet vibrant red skin adds appealing color and texture to side dishes or salads. Reds are frequently used to make potato salad or add pizazz to soups and stews, but can also be served baked or mashed. Round reds are often referred to as “new potatoes,” but the term “new” technically refers to any type of potato that is harvested before reaching maturity.

Potato Nutritional Benefits

Did you know that potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium, and energy you need to perform at your best? Potatoes are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable and have even more potassium than a banana. Download the potato nutrition label.

Potato Nutrition Label

Cooking with Red Potatoes

Because of their waxy texture, the flesh of red potatoes stays firm throughout the cooking process, whether they are being roasted or cooked in a stew. Their thin yet vibrant red skin adds appealing color and texture to side dishes and salads. Reds are frequently used to make tender yet firm potato salad or add pizazz to soups and stews, as well as being served baked or mashed.

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