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Subject: Re: Youkon Gold Potatoes?
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: seesa2[at]aol.com (Seesa 2)
Date: 28 Nov 1995 02:38:04 -0500
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Yukon Gold potatoes are yellow in color.. when cooked they have a
different taste then idaho russets.. I always use Yukon Gold when making
potato salad.  The taste is smoother and blends well.

Yukon gold Baked are ok, but for a "Baked potato" I prefer russets

Don't know much about the genetics.. all I know is taste.  My family likes
them, try them.  I know some people who will ONLY Eat yokon gold.  They
are superior mashed with a couple cloves of garlic, a tad of olive oil and
a sprinkle of fresh chopped basil and a handful of parsley.
           
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From: Kristin Satterlee 
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 14:53:44 -0600
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	And while we're on the subject, are these in any way related to 
"butter potatoes"?  I have never been able to find the Yukon Gold, but 
the butter kind are easily available and quite yummy.  I'd like to try 
the others, though....Sigh.

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From: Lloyd Evans 
Date: 29 Nov 1995 00:38:53 GMT
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Hi,
I believe,that they were developed here in East Lansing, Mi.
@ Michigan State University (finally, something good out of 
Moo U. ;-)) They have been here for around 5-6 years and 
they are unusually good tasting. I can't draw you a punnet 
(sp?)
diagram, but I can tell you that they seem to be getting 
more and more popular. BTW, I think that the " buttery 
flavor" seems to be more of a merchandising gimmick than 
actual fact.

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From: cmathew[at]iadfw.net (Joan Mathew)
Subject: Re: Yukon Gold Potatoes?
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 17:09:56 GMT
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Several mail-order nursery companies sell this variety, as well as other types of
seed potatoes.  I personally *love* Yukon Gold, but that is just my preference.

You will probably get an excellent response if you post this question over in
rec.gardens, where the extremely knowledgeable gardeners there will expound to your
heart's content on its origins, sources, differences, characteristics, etc.


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