Lets grapple with a weighty issue for once

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Re: Lets grapple with a weighty issue for once

Post by lagartija » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:11 pm

The CSA farm across the street grow potatoes of all colors and shapes. They look beautiful and taste great! I like the purple ones; they have a nutty flavor. The whites are creamy, the yellows buttery, the reds and pinks very tasty.
Since it is an organic farm, I eat all of them with skins on. In the late summer, grilled and in the winter, roasted in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar in the roasting process. :-D
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Re: Lets grapple with a weighty issue for once

Post by Lawler » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:35 pm

I prefer low tension potatoes.

And yes, I do own more than one potato. I dislike those cheap potato cases lined with felt or shaggy polyester material. Potatoes just look so fine encased in velvet.

Then there's the issue of growth location. Some hold that only high altitudes in certain European mountain ranges can produce potatoes of the necessary quality... even that the potatoes must grow on the south side of the slope. Personally, I judge each potato on its own merits.

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Re: Lets grapple with a weighty issue for once

Post by Evocacion » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:37 pm

There are literally hundreds of potato varieties, and more are being developed all the time.

I used to buy my seed potatoes from a grower in Scotland who had been collecting different varieties since he was at school. Unlike collecting stamps or beermats or other things that appeal to school kids, a collection of potatoes has to be grown each and every year if you want to keep them. As far as I remember, he had about a hundred and fifty varieties on offer.

Of the varieties I grew, my favourite was blue-eyed second early called Catriona.

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Re: Lets grapple with a weighty issue for once

Post by gitgeezer » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:04 am

There are over 4000 varieties of potatoes, according to the International Potato Center. Let's see if we can name them all. I'll start.
Idaho Russet

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Re: Lets grapple with a weighty issue for once

Post by Mick the Ramirez Man » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:45 am

German Butterballs for mashed potatoes, large Idaho for baked potatoes and red potatoes with fish! :ouioui:

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Re: Lets grapple with a weighty issue for once

Post by Gurdyman » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:13 pm

In growing our own potatoes for years, I found out why Yukon Gold potatoes cost so much in stores. The yield is only about half that of other varieties like Russet.

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Re: Lets grapple with a weighty issue for once

Post by Kenbobpdx » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:58 pm

I tried growing several varieties and my absolute favorite were Kennebecs. The flavor was fantastic but the great thing is how quickly they would fry up. Slice 'em, dice 'em, toss 'em in some hot olive oil and you will have fantastic fried potatoes in no time.

Yukon golds are my favorite commercially available spud.
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Re: Lets grapple with a weighty issue for once

Post by Poncho » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:47 pm

I can't say which is best, but I can say they are easy to grow and once you've had home grown potatoes fresh out of the ground, no store bought potato will ever taste as good.

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Re: Lets grapple with a weighty issue for once

Post by rikart » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:39 am

Rush Queens.
The floury dirty nobbly spud from Ireland is delicious.

"Are you from Cork?"
"I am, are you?"
"How are the potatoes?"
"Large, and small."
"How do you eat them?"
"Skin and all."
"Do they not choke you?"
"Not at all!"
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Re: Lets grapple with a weighty issue for once

Post by RoryJohn » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:26 pm

rikart wrote:Rush Queens.
The floury dirty nobbly spud from Ireland is delicious.

"Are you from Cork?"
"I am, are you?"
"How are the potatoes?"
"Large, and small."
"How do you eat them?"
"Skin and all."
"Do they not choke you?"
"Not at all!"
:bravo:

All the goodness is in the skins!
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