Russet Potato Types and Tips
Katie Cavuto Boyle explains how to buy, store and prepare the most widely used potato type in the U.S., russet potatoes are characterized by a brown, netted skin and white flesh. The delicious result of baking this type is a light and fluffy center, surrounded by a tasty, robust and crispy roasted skin. The delicate potato flavor and grainy texture of a baked russet makes it the ideal partner for a variety of toppings, as flavor infusions is so natural to this type. Russets also create light and fluffy mashed potatoes and traditional crispy, pan-fried potatoes.
Three recipes using russet potatoes:
- Healthy Tuna Nicoise Stuffed Baked Potatoes – The ideal post-workout meal: full of complex carbohydrates, protein and so much flavor!
- Garlic Rosemary Roasted Potatoes – Fragrant with fresh rosemary and garlic, these roasted potatoes are perfect alongside roast lamb or chicken.
- Shepherd’s Pie Hand Pies – Unique, delicious and easy Shepherd’s Pie Hand Pies will look like you slaved away in the kitchen when it actually only took 30 minutes.
Learn more about Russet Potato calories and nutritional value.