F2F Chef Tips: Russet Potatoes
Russet potatoes are used in myriad recipes and are known for being comforting and delicious. They work well when baked, mashed, fried or shredded for hash browns. Consumers love their crispy outside, fluffy inside and crave-able potato flavor. Achieve perfect texture every time with these simple tips:
- SLICE AND SOAK: For perfect house-made fries, slice and soak russets until ready to fry to prevent oxidation and remove excess starch.
- PERFECT Purée: Russets create a light, airy potato purée without a gummy or sticky consistency. Simply simmer in salted water or steam until fork tender and then blend with butter and milk. You’ll have perfectly creamy, light and fluffy mashed potatoes.
- SKIN IS IN: Russets’ thick, earthy skins are perfect for potato skins and crackling skins as a bar snack.
- POTATO RISOTTO: Rice russets and take advantage of their starch content to create a creamy risotto.