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Russet Potatoes

Russet Potatoes

Appearance

medium to large, oblong, or slightly flattened oval, light to medium brown russet-brown, netted skin, white to pale yellow flesh

Texture

floury, dry; light and fluffy; hearty skin that is chewy when cooked

Flavor

mild; earthy; medium sugar content

Best Served

Cooking with

Russet Potatoes

40+ Best Russet Potato Recipes

Russets are ideal for light and fluffy mashed potatoes. They also fry up crisp and golden brown, and are the potato of choice for baking. The delicate flavor and fluffy texture of baked russets goes well with a variety of toppings, from traditional sour cream and chives to spicy and bold Mediterranean or Latin flavors. Try cutting into planks or wedges to make delicious homemade fries.

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.

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Cooking with Russet Potatoes

Russets are ideal for light and fluffy mashed potatoes. They also fry up crisp and golden brown, and they are the potato of choice for baking. The delicate flavor and fluffy texture of baked russets go well with all kinds of toppings, from traditional sour cream and chives to spicy and bold Mediterranean or Latin flavors.

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