also known as russet or Idaho potatoes, are oval tuberous vegetables with thick brown skins and white flesh that has a dry, mealy texture when cooked. They are ideal for baking, mashing, or frying. Choose firm, well-shaped potatoes, without sprouts or a greenish cast. Store in a dark, dry place for several weeks.
For other potato varieties, see boiling, new, red, sweet, white potatoes and yams.