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There are four basic types of potatoes – long white, russet, round red and round white. The first two of these are similar and contain higher amounts of starch, with a lower moisture content. The russet potato is rounder and has a brownish skin with a lot of eyes. In contrast, the long white is longer (hence the name) and has a thin, grayer skin.
Because of the lower moisture content, these are great potatoes for baking. There are small, long white potatoes about the size of a finger, appropriately named fingerling potatoes. These are one of my favorites for roasting. The combination of higher starch content and lower moisture russets and long whites make them perfect for lighter, fluffier French Fries. Potatoes
These potatoes have more butter in them than some of the other "flavored" mashed potato recipes on this site. This is to help enhance the creaminess and the mouthfeel that other flavors like roasted garlic or pesto achieve with less fat.
The thing I like about sweet potatoes is that they offer such great variety. But they're also great for you with about twice the fiber of a russet potato.
There is some confusion about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams. In the U.S. true yams aren't widely available and what is marketed as yams are actually sweet potatoes. Because the U.S.D.A. requires that sweet potatoes be also labelled as yams people can become confused. You might find them labelled either way and the flesh can range from a soft yellow to rich orange.
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