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Subject: Yukon Gold uses
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: dasher7[at]pop3.concentric.net (Lynn Dasher)
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 08:09:27 GMT
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After reading how wonderful they were in this newsgroup, I picked up
half a dozen Yukon Gold potatoes.  What are some good ways to use
them?

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From: TJ 
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 23:19:05 +0100
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aloo gobi. They hang together well. However, I still think Yellow Finns
put them to shame.

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From: Bengt & Sharon 
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 07:22:58 -0400
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Let's see. . .garlic mashed potatoes, potato salad, fried potatoes,
potato pancakes, sheppard's pie, or one I just found doing a Yahoo
search:
http://www.butterball.com/butterball/mas-mash.html
marscapone mashed yukon gold potatoes.

Chef Sharon

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From: alsandor.REMOVETHIS[at]netcom.ca (Michel Boucher)
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 16:51:58 GMT
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Cook them, eat them.  You don't need butter with Yukon Gold.

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From: alsandor.REMOVET...[at]netcom.ca (Michel Boucher)
Date: Thu Jun 26 12:55:43 PM EDT 1997
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Lynn Dasher wrote:
>After reading how wonderful they were in this newsgroup, I picked up
>half a dozen Yukon Gold potatoes.  What are some good ways to use
>them?

Cook them.  Eat them. :-)  One advantage of Yukon Golds is that they
don't really need butter becaujse they taste so rich to start with. 

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From: Porter_C[at]*gonzo.tch.harvard.edu (Christine)
Date: 1997/06/26
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Lynn Dasher writes:
> After reading how wonderful they were in this newsgroup, I picked up
> half a dozen Yukon Gold potatoes.  What are some good ways to use
> them?

I've had a wonderful reduced fat scalloped potato dish made with Yucon
Golds.  I think they are rich enough to do well in this.

I don't have the exact recipe handy, but sautee some onions in butter
or olive oil, layer sliced potatoes and sauteed onions and shredded,
reduced fat cheddar, pepper (& salt if using unsalted broth).  Pour
some chicken broth over the whole thing and bake until done.

Sorry I don't have the exact amounts handy.  It doesn't have to be very
exact - just don't skimp on the onions.   You can look at other
scalloped potato recipes to get a sense of how much liquid to add.  

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From: ALAN H. PORTIGAL 
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 1997 15:38:20 -0400
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Michel Boucher wrote:
> Cook them, eat them.  You don't need butter with Yukon Gold.
>
> They make very good french fries. I think the idea that you should
> use mealy potatoes for ffs is wrong (IMHO). Yukon Gold is an oily
> (waxy?) potato.

Cheers,Alan

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From: mardi[at]nospam.wctravel.com (Mardi Wetmore)
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 1997 00:10:10 GMT
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They make great mashed potatoes.  I cut them in cubes (I leave the
skin on for texture) and either toss in 4-5 peeled garlic cloves or
later add roasted garlic.  Cook covered with water until tender.  Then
mash away.  I add non-fat sour cream to lighten them up, but you could
add cream or milk instead.  And, they really don't need butter!

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From: cogman[at]cyberenet.net (Friend )
Date: 26 Jun 1997 17:20:50 GMT
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Yukon Gold's make delicious mashed potatoes. Because they have a slightly
buttery taste, less butter, if any, is needed in prepared the mashed potatoes
which translates to less fat and calories.

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From: TJ 
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 1997 15:46:50 +0100
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Pamela Davis wrote:
> Lynn Dasher wrote:
> 
> >After reading how wonderful they were in this newsgroup, I picked up
> >half a dozen Yukon Gold potatoes.
> 
> Has anyone else had the experience of finding a lot of bad
> spots and pest damage in Yukons?  Probably because they were
> bred for color and flavor and not resistance.

The ones I get out here are very pretty. I find the Yellow Finns less
often, and from my growing days, I believe they perish sooner. Perhaps
you are getting 'older' potatoes. I keep assuming NYC means New York
City. I lived there for ten years and most of the produce was
substandard to what is available in any old supermarket out here.
Yet another reason I thought to make like a hockey stick and get the...
you know.

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From: LKS 
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 07:49:22 -0400
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Pamela Davis wrote:
> Fraid not.  Silly you, you left before the advent of
> greenmarkets all over the place and boutique farming.  I buy
> my yukons the same place the Union Square Cafe and Gotham
> Grill chefs buy theirs.

You know, I keep telling her that, but she keeps disbelieving me...silly
tj,come back to New York, we'll show ya where to shop...

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From: sue at interport net (Curly Sue)
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 12:39:30 GMT
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LKS wrote:
>tj,come back to New York, we'll show ya where to shop...

Oh good.  I'm here and youse guys can show me!  I haven't been
impressed by what's reasonably available around my neighborhood.  My
only requirement is that the places be conveniently located from where
I am so that buying produce is not a major journey and I don't have to
lug produce on two subway and three bus transfers, which rules out
Manhattan and Brooklyn.  I also rule out the little Asian produce
stores and stands around Flushing because the produce there is the
same substandard stuff tj talks about.

Please help me :>  I've been here 10 years and though I can find other
temptations easily, I can't find a decent tomato in August!

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From: TJ 
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 17:26:03 +0100
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Curly Sue:
 
> Oh good.  I'm here and youse guys can show me!  I haven't been
> impressed by what's reasonably available around my neighborhood.  My
> only requirement is that the places be conveniently located from where
> I am so that buying produce is not a major journey and I don't have to
> lug produce on two subway and three bus transfers, which rules out
> Manhattan and Brooklyn.  I also rule out the little Asian produce
> stores and stands around Flushing because the produce there is the
> same substandard stuff tj talks about.

yup 

> Please help me :>  I've been here 10 years and though I can find other
> temptations easily, I can't find a decent tomato in August!

I'm trying to remember if we got anything remotely good at 'Western
Beef' near Shea Stadium. In spite of it's name it was manned (actually
woman'd) by Indian women. I was new to this culture at the time, so I
spent more time eyeing them than the produce. I do know my in-laws get
their veggies there. It's a huge place, and one of those pocked roads we
took between Queens and the Bronx drove right past it's huge sign.

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From: LKS 
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 19:33:34 -0400
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Curly Sue wrote:
> 
>(snip)

I read the following with a sense of unease, a growing realization, an
increasing horror too awful to be true:
> 
> Oh good.  I'm here and youse guys can show me!  I haven't been
> impressed by what's reasonably available around my neighborhood.  My
> only requirement is that the places be conveniently located from where
> I am so that buying produce is not a major journey and I don't have to
> lug produce on two subway and three bus transfers, which rules out
> Manhattan and Brooklyn.  I also rule out the little Asian produce
> stores and stands around Flushing because the produce there is the
> same substandard stuff tj talks about.


YOU LIVE IN QUEENS!!! eeeeeeee.  yuuuuuuuuuuuck. go away. don't post
here anymore. you're scaring me. Queens. oooooooooooooooohhhhhh.

> 
> Please help me :>  I've been here 10 years and though I can find other
> temptations easily, I can't find a decent tomato in August!

Find some decent housing in Manhattan or Brooklyn and get back to us...

Laura, shuddering....

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From: sue at interport net (Curly Sue)
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 1997 01:46:29 GMT
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LKS wrote:
>Curly Sue wrote:
>YOU LIVE IN QUEENS!!! eeeeeeee.  yuuuuuuuuuuuck. go away. don't post
>here anymore. you're scaring me. Queens. oooooooooooooooohhhhhh.

I know of the "Fear of Queens Syndrome" but this is the first time
I've seen it applied to vegetables.

>> Please help me :>  I've been here 10 years and though I can find other
>> temptations easily, I can't find a decent tomato in August!

>Find some decent housing in Manhattan or Brooklyn and get back to us...

>Laura, shuddering....

Excuses, excuses.



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