Did you know that the potato family contains different types, characteristics, specifications and flavors? Let us introduce you to the different types and their best uses and suggest some of the best recipes for you to try.
•Yellow Potatoes: The traditional and most commonly used potatoes; internationally known for their light brown color and yellowish white heart. They are known for being slightly dry and crisp; best used for frying, or creamy mashed potatoes. They are rich in taste and can be used as a side dish or in many of the appetizer dishes, salads and soups. Try a potato pizza or a potato soup with cheese, pasta or a tray of potato balls.
•Sweet Potatoes: Known for its sweet and distinct taste; sweet potatoes are used in both savory and sweet dishes. It has dark brown skin with some roots and an orange heart. Most commonly cooked in the oven, barbequed on charcoal or cooked on steam. We highly recommend trying them with walnuts baked in a tray, béchamel or sweet potato soup with butter noodle or sweet potato with mayonnaise sauce.
•Red Potatoes: Different in form and color than traditional potatoes, they taste best in salads. Identified by its warm red skin and its light white heart; it is a little bitter and distinct from other potatoes. Try it in a potato salad with mayonnaise, gratin with vegetables or spinach gratin with red potatoes and mayonnaise.
•Majesty Potatoes (Purple Potatoes): Called after their royal purple skin and heart; famous for being soft and have a smooth texture and taste, similar to butter. They are best suited for barbecue and can also be used as a side dish. Prepare it with grilled shrimp and mayonnaise or chicken in peanut mix or the famous grilled fish with mustard sauce.
•Baby Potatoes: Very similar to regular potatoes smaller in size; hence with less carbohydrates. Best used for low-calorie dishes and diet meals. Their attractive size makes them unique and suitable for oven grilled vegetable trays. Also, try them with Mayo-Ketchup Chicken or Tuna Salad with Potatoes and beetroots.