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The Different Types Of Potatoes & How To Cook Them

By | source:Here Sep 13th, 2022

Potatoes are a staple in many kitchens and cuisines. They’re versatile, delicious, and can be prepared in a number of ways. We’ve outlined the different types of potatoes and how to cook them below!

Potatoes are the most widely consumed vegetable in the world. That’s a pretty big deal for a tuber that grows underground and is often neglected as an ingredient. In fact, potatoes come in more varieties than any other known food! But when it comes to cooking them, there’s only one way to do it: bake them—preferably in your oven. There are so many ways to prepare these delicious tubers that I had to narrow down my favorites into five categories: mashed potatoes (that can be served hot or cold), baked potato skin snacks (also called O’Brien potatoes), hash browns (which can be used as a side dish or even on top of burgers or sandwiches), French fries (best served hot off the stovetop), and potato salad (which is best eaten right away). So without further ado, here’s how you should cook each type of spud:


There are more potatoes than you may be aware of. While they can be eaten raw, baked, boiled, fried and mashed (and even roasted), there are also more than 300 varieties of potatoes available across the globe. They’re available year-round and can be found in many shapes and sizes: round, oval—even square! You may have noticed that some have purple or red skin while others are white; these are two common types of potatoes but there’s actually a whole range from which to choose.

There are many ways to cook potatoes, and there are many types of potatoes too. It’s not just about boiling them in water or baking them in the oven! You can make sweet potato fries, potato pancakes, mashed potatoes, hash browns.