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What is the difference between Idaho and Russet Potatoes?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Jul 05, 2020

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M. Krasinski

M. Krasinski, Content Writer, Columbus

Answered May 06, 2020

The little differences between Idaho and Russet Potatoes are very easy to understand. Idaho potatoes are potatoes that are grown in one of the states in America, i.e., Idaho state. It is important to know that there is no single variety of potato that is called Idaho potato. However, Idaho potato is just a general name for every potato grown in the state.

This means there are different kinds or varieties of Idaho potatoes, such as Yukon Gold, Red, Russet Burbank, Fingerlings, etc. On the other hand, Russet Burbank or Russet potatoes are the most common potatoes out of other varieties that are grown in Idaho State.

It has brown skin and is oval on the shape. Russet potatoes are mostly prepared by frying, mashing or baking. At times, they can be boiled and used in soups. Idaho potatoes are very common due to the fact that they are grown under a favorable climate and good soil.

 

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