How to Choose Potatoes
Many people can not resist the temptation of world-famous French fries or potato chips. We are well aware of that these nutritious potatoes are suitable for cooking delicious food. However, do you know what kind of potatoes is the best partner to help to make the fairly yummy food and how to distinguish them from various kinds of potatoes? Now let’s see the following recipes for choosing perfect potatoes.
- First, potatoes are the key raw material to make French fries and any potato can be processed into French fries and potato chips. But for the perfect potatoes to make the welcome food, there is no doubt that mature potatoes such as the Russet potatoes. Russets are the well-known starchy foods or the mealy potato. The starch gives the potato its characteristic fluffiness. Besides, you should make sure that the skin of the potato has a nice even brown tone without a greenish cast. Skins that are starting to flake away from the potato are fine – that’s the price of such youth and delicacy!
- Second, you have to inspect the potatoes thoroughly to ensure that no more significant bruises, discolored spots, or sprouts on potatoes. Significant bruises will badly affect tasty of the potato and are also not good for storage. A sprout of any size can be toxic. Do not buy potatoes if they have sprouted or have a green tint to the skin. The same is true for potatoes that turn a greenish hue. A potato in this condition is “light-struck” which causes a build-up of a chemical called Solanine. This is a natural reaction to the potato being exposed to too much light. The green part, if eaten in large quantity, can cause illness.
- Third, look for new potatoes that have smooth, undamaged, and unblemished skins. New potatoes are freshly young when harvesting, or small potatoes. The thin potato chips have paper-thin skins and lots of moisture inside, and they tend to be sweeter than older potatoes.
High-quality potatoes are of great importance to French fries and potato chips. With the above information, you can get good quality of potatoes and then make perfect French fries and potato chips.