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F2F Chef Tips: Red Potatoes

Reds are a popular choice for both piping hot applications like lobster boils and cool, refreshing dishes such as potato salad.  They remain moist and hold their shape at any temperature, and their tender red skin adds an appealing pop of color.  Reds are the potato of choice for roasting or smashing because their medium to high sugar content creates a sweet, caramelized flavor when cooked at high temps.

Pro Tip: To cut down on cook time, boil and hold red potato first.  Infuse the potato flesh with flavor by generously salting the water and adding herbs and aromatics as well.  For perfect smashed potatoes every time, simply smash and broil cooked red potatoes to order.

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Spud Feature
Meet the Grower
Recipe Spotlight

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