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Subject: Yukon Gold Potato's Help!
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: goldpnr[at]yahoo.com (phil nm)
Date: 18 Sep 2001 19:24:31 -0700
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A friend just gave me 25 pounds of Yukon Gold Potatoes. I know they
make great mashed potato's, but are they good for baking, frying,
what? Anyone have the guidelines for how to use/ how not to use these?

Thanks!
Phil

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From: aquari[at]aol.comNOJUNK (Aquari)
Date: 19 Sep 2001 03:04:10 GMT
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I've used them baked as well as mashed...for potato soup and for gratin types
of potato dishes.  They are really good potatoes.

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From: NOtshivanow[at]pcis.net.inverse (--Shiva--)
Date: 19 Sep 2001 03:18:43 GMT
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 right, just ignore the color... they are great, thats what I
planted this year.
with some purple ones..LOL

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From: Sheryl Rosen <catmandy[at]optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 15:16:22 GMT
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Yukon Golds are a very good, all purpose potato.

They are fluffy enough to make really excellent baked and mashed 
potatoes, yet waxy enough to make a decent potato salad (they don't fall 
apart as badly as a Russet). They roast up really nicely, too, and are 
very good in stews, also. They are waxy enough for boiling, yet starchy 
enough for casseroles and gratins.

If you had to have 25 pounds of potatoes, Yukon Golds are a very good 
one to have!  They are quite versatile. I can't think of anything they 
wouldn't be good for.  Perhaps not IDEAL (they fall apart more easily 
than red bliss, for example, not as mushy as russets) for certain 
applications, but certainly, you will get very adequate results in just 
about any preparation.

I like latkes from Yukon Golds, too.

Good luck. Perhaps you have a friend who could take some of the potatoes 
off your hands...they have to be stored in a cool place to get any sort 
of long term storage.

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From: stacia[at]world.std.com (The Avocado Avenger)
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 03:32:10 GMT
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phil nm writes:
>A friend just gave me 25 pounds of Yukon Gold Potatoes. I know they
>make great mashed potato's, but are they good for baking, frying,
>what? Anyone have the guidelines for how to use/ how not to use these?

  I like them for almost anything except fried potatoes, but your mileage
may vary.  For what it's worth I made an incredible gratin with Yukon
Golds on Sunday, courtesy Alton Brown's recipe:

http://www.foodtv.com/foodtv/recipe/0,6255,14875,00.html

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From: Madwen <madwen[at]mailbag.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 22:45:15 -0500
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phil nm wrote:
> A friend just gave me 25 pounds of Yukon Gold Potatoes. I know they
> make great mashed potato's, but are they good for baking, frying,
> what? Anyone have the guidelines for how to use/ how not to use these?

I use them to make hash too, potato bread, and latkes.

Madeline


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