Potato 101: Baked Potatoes

Idaho® Potatoes Bake Up Better

There’s no side dish more classic than a hot, steaming baked potato. And no potato bakes better than an Idaho® Potato.

The Idaho® Potato is grown and stored to produce a tuber with a high solids content. During baking, the starch grains swell and separate. A potato with small grains, such as a round red or white, will stay firm and waxy. But an Idaho® Russet Burbank or Norkotah variety with its large grains and high starch content will cook to a characteristically light, fluffy texture. In addition, Idaho® potatoes undergo less shrinkage than other potatoes giving improved yield and plate coverage.

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