What you didn't know about potatoes: 5 unusual varieties that will surprise you

By Andrii MaistrenkoJun 22, 2024 07:03 AMGarden
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What you didn't know about potatoes. Source: www.discoverwalks.com

Potatoes are the most famous and popular root vegetable in the world. It is appreciated for its nutritional value and versatility, which is probably why it is present in most cuisines around the world.

"However," writes News Bytes, "there are many amazing varieties of this vegetable that you have probably never encountered. And today you have a great opportunity to correct this mistake."

Yukon Gold

This potato was bred in the 1960s. It has a "eyeless" skin, smooth texture and yellow-golden flesh.

According to experts, Yukon Gold is a cross between yellow and white potatoes.

Its taste is earthy, oily and sweet, and its composition is rather starchy and waxy. This makes it a good fit for almost all potato recipes.

All Blue

It is actually blue. This applies to the skin, the flesh, and the tops. The potatoes are oval in shape and have a drier, firmer flesh than other varieties.

Thanks to its flavor, All Blue is perfect for sautéing, steaming, baking or mashing. In addition, it is very nutritious and supports blood sugar levels better than other types of potatoes.

La Ratte

La Ratte is a thin-skinned potato known for its buttery and rich flavor, with hints of hazelnut and chestnut.

Native to Denmark and France, it has a smooth and creamy texture, small to medium size, and an unevenly bumpy shape. There are several small "eyes" on the skin, the flesh is yellow.

Red Bliss

The skin of this potato is ruby red in color, and the flesh is milky white. Red Bliss is good for boiling or baking because it is firm and easy to cut. This variety also makes excellent soups.

The potatoes have an oval and uniform shape, their texture is dense and waxy, with a low moisture content.

Austrian Crescent

"Austrian Crescent is characterized by a yellow color, smooth skin and lighter yellow flesh.

This variety is good for salads because it is easy to steam, fry or boil.

The crescent-shaped fingers have a waxy texture and a nutty, buttery flavor. In some cases, these potatoes can be up to 25 cm long.

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