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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 8 months ago

Making baked potatoes? I know that Russet or Idaho potatoes are best for making Baked potatoes. But can I use waxy potatoes and have them?

still come out creamy and soft? How?

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  • denise
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    I just use any potatoes, as long as their big ones, their all pretty much the same when toppings & fixin's are added.

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  • IvaB
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Russets are best for baking,waxy potatoes for roasting.A waxy potato will never have the same tenderness as a Russet will imo.

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  • 8 months ago

    I have NEVER EVER used anything but reds till I moved to a state where they are much more expensive than white potatoes.

    AND I spend the money because I love the flavor of them over any white potato.

    the whole notion of special potatoes for certain usage is modern and forgets that people often grew 1 kind and used it for everything.

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  • 8 months ago

    You can bake any kind of potatoe, finished product depends on type of potato. Starchy potatoes are the classic for baked but I will do waxy as well. If I’m doing classic baked potatoes though, I’ll always do the starchy.

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  • Janet
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Russet/Idaho potatoes, when baked, do not come out creamy and soft.

    They come out dry and fluffy.

    The waxy potatoes will give you a far-different texture from the Russet potatoes. So if you like the texture of Russet potatoes, you will be disappointed if you bake waxy potatoes.

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  • 8 months ago

    A waxy potato will be creamy and soft but not fluffy and dry like a baker potato would.

    I happen to love waxy potatoes boiled just until they begin to get tender, drain then gently smash them and brown them in a fry pan with a bit of olive oil. You get the best ..creamy soft and a bit of crispy.

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  • 8 months ago

    I find that all potatoes are acceptable when baked. Some have different textures to others thats all.

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  • 8 months ago

    Waxy potatoes will be quite creamy in texture and, if baked for sufficient time, will of course still be soft. What they won't be is fluffy.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    They'll be creamy, but not very soft.

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