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Old 12-01-2008, 10:26 AM   #1
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Boiling potatoes

What exactly are "boiling potatoes"? Are they red potatoes? or anything that is not russet or yukon gold?

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Old 12-01-2008, 11:03 AM   #2
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Different varieties of potatoes have varying levels of starch. Check out this link . Starchier potatoes are not as good for boiling because they fall apart when boiled. Waxy potatoes such as reds, yukon golds and all purpose white potatoes are less starchy and will hold their shape better when boiled.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:03 AM   #3
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I've always thought of boiling potatoes to be the small reds or small whites.....ones that you really dont have to cut up.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:43 AM   #4
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I agree with Andy, it doesn't matter the size it's the starch content that counts. For us the Desiree [red skin] or coliban [white skin] are the best.

But as you say dee--- both red and white are sold as boilers when they are small [chats], it doesn't make a big difference really
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