About Thanksgiving Potatoes
Potatoes should not be washed before storage because washed potatoes absorb water and get spoiled very quickly. There are many varieties of regular potatoes which can be used in Thanksgiving.
Find out about your favorite Thanksgiving potatoes on this lesson of Grocery School.
Varieties of potatoes:
most generic variety
can be used in any potato dish
ideal for boiling
ideal for potato salad
rough brown skin
used for french fries
silky texture to the skin
mashed very smoothly
These mashed potatoes reduce the amount of butter and help to reach to the optimum flavor to a recipe.
mostly prepared with marshmallows
most recipes call for canned sweet potatoes
fresh ones should have skin of dry and rough feel
skin similar to sweet potatoes
If you buy the potatoes before thanksgiving, store in a cool and dark place.