Yukon Gold Potato

The Yukon Gold potato is a versatile, medium-sized potato cultivar that boasts a smooth, thin, and yellowish-brown skin with creamy yellow flesh inside. It was first developed in Canada during the 1960s and has since gained popularity in both home cooking and commercial use. Known for its buttery taste and moist texture, the Yukon Gold provides a rich flavor without needing additional fats or oils during preparation. Ideal for all kinds of culinary applications, the Yukon Gold potato can be used interchangeably in recipes that call for russet or red potatoes. They are perfect for boiling, mashing, frying, roasting, and baking. Their ability to hold their shape when cooked makes them a desirable choice for potato salads, soups, and gratins as well.
CAL / 100G
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Yukon Gold Potato FAQ
One of the most common questions when cooking with Yukon Gold potatoes is how to choose a good one. Look for potatoes that are firm, don't have any sprouts, spots or green coloration. When cooking with them, people often go wrong by overcooking, which can make them mushy and less flavorful. Boil them just until they're tender, and not a minute longer. Peel them before boiling to get out maximum flavor. Little known tips include adding them in salads and stews as they hold their shape very well. Season them well, as they can absorb a lot of flavors.
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Why are my Yukon Gold potatoes falling apart when boiling?
Can I use Yukon Gold potatoes for mashed potatoes?
What's better for baking, Yukon Gold potatoes or russets?
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How should Yukon Gold potatoes be cooked for a potato salad?
Are Yukon Gold potatoes good for diabetics?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does yukon gold potato expire?
Yukon Gold potatoes can last between 2 and 5 weeks at room temperature if they're kept in a cool, dark, well-ventilated space. Once they have been cooked, they can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 days. If you decide to freeze cooked Yukon Gold potatoes, they can last up to a year.
How do you tell if yukon gold potato is bad?
Knowing when a Yukon Gold potato has spoiled is quite simple. A bad potato may have a foul odor, a mushy texture, any visible mold, or sprouts that are more than an inch long. These are all signs that the potato has past its prime and should no longer be eaten. Another thing to watch out for is a greenish hue under the skin or throughout the potato. This is a sign of solanine, a naturally occurring toxin in potatoes that can cause illness if consumed in large quantities.
Tips for storing yukon gold potato to extend shelf life
• Store Yukon Gold potatoes in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated area, like a pantry or cupboard, away from heat or sunlight to prevent them from sprouting quickly or becoming soft and shriveled. • Avoid storing potatoes near onions as this can cause them to spoil quicker due to the release of natural gases. • It's best not to store potatoes in the refrigerator, as this can cause the starch to convert to sugar, resulting in a sweet taste and discoloration when cooked. • If you've cooked more potatoes than you can eat, allow the leftovers to cool completely before transferring them to airtight containers and refrigerating. They can stay good for up to 2 to 3 days. • If you want to freeze cooked potatoes, make sure they are cooled completely, then portion them out into sealable freezer bags, remove as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn, and store in the freezer. • When defrosting, let the potatoes thaw in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. This slow thawing process helps maintain the texture and taste.
7 - 10
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