Potato Products

U.S. Table-Stock Potatoes

When you buy fresh table-stock potatoes from the United States, you can count on high-quality every time and a large selection of varieties to meet every need. You can also count on Potatoes USA to provide support for your operation. We offer seminars, menu development assistance, retail programs, and promotion support.

  • Quality

    In the United States, all of the ideal conditions for top quality potato production are present: fertile soil, ideal growing seasons and temperatures, plentiful water, and a committed industry backed by the latest in research and technology. The outstanding quality and nutrition of U.S. potatoes starts with the best quality seed possible thanks to a strict U.S. seed certification system.

    Because potato growing in the United States is a family affair, U.S. potato growers bring generations of experience to the special care they take with their crops. U.S. potato growers also rely on highly scientific techniques for monitoring soil, water content and plant nutritional needs. Once harvested, U.S. potatoes are stored in carefully designed facilities that ensure the ideal temperature, lighting, humidity and ventilation to preserve the potato’s quality.

    All U.S. potatoes are inspected and sorted for maximum quality and consistency. The pick of the crop are sized and graded using standards of quality established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The result is a high quality potato that buyers can count on for consistency and value.

  • Variety

    There are more than 100 varieties of potatoes sold throughout the United States. Each of these varieties fit into one of seven potato type categories: russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling and petite. Differences in size, color, texture and flavor provide a wide range of choices for every application. The United States also offers a choice of potato grades and packaging to meet every need. With this many options to choose from, potatoes can be the basis for a whole new crop of nutritious, contemporary recipe ideas or promotions.

Product Description

These are medium to large-sized potatoes, oblong or slightly flattened and oval. They have a light to medium russet-brown, netted skin and white to pale yellow flesh. They have a floury, dry, light and fluffy texture and a hearty skin that is chewy when cooked. Their flavor is mild and earthy, and they have a medium sugar content.

Recommended Uses

Russets are ideal for light and fluffy mashed potatoes. They also fry up crisp and golden brown, and they are the potato of choice for baking. The delicate flavor and fluffy texture of baked russets go well with all kinds of toppings, from traditional sour cream and chives to spicy and bold Mediterranean or Latin flavors. Cut into planks or wedges, they make hearty oven-roasted "fries."

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Product Description

These are small to medium, round or slightly oblong potatoes with a smooth, thin red skin and white flesh. Red potatoes have a waxy, moist, smooth and creamy texture. These potatoes have a subtly sweet flavor with a mild medium sugar content.

Recommended Uses

Because of their waxy texture, the flesh of red potatoes stays firm throughout the cooking process, whether they are being roasted or cooked in a stew. Their thin yet vibrant red skin adds appealing color and texture to side dishes and salads. Reds are frequently used to make tender yet firm potato salad or add pizazz to soups and stews, as well as being served baked or mashed. Round reds are often referred to as 'new potatoes,' but the term 'new' technically refers to any type of potato that is harvested before reaching maturity.

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Product Description

White potatoes are small to medium in size. They have a round to long shape with a white or tan skin and white flesh. These are medium starch potatoes with a slightly creamy, dense texture and thin, delicate skin. White potatoes have a subtly sweet and mild flavor and low sugar content.

Recommended Uses

White potatoes hold their shape well after cooking. Their delicate, thin skins add just the right amount of texture to a velvety mashed potato dish without the need for peeling. Grilling whites brings out a more full-bodied flavor. To create signature potato salads–just toss cooked white potatoes with dressings and ingredients "borrowed" from other salads, e.g., Caesar dressing and grated Parmesan; or ranch dressing, chopped egg and bacon crumbles.

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Product Description

Yellow potatoes range from marble-sized to large. They are round or oblong in shape and have a light tan to golden skin with a yellow to golden flesh. These potatoes have a slightly waxy, velvety and moist texture. Yellow potatoes have a subtly sweet, rich and buttery flavor and a medium-sugar content.

Recommended Uses

Grilling gives yellow potatoes a crispy skin that enhances the dense flesh, creating a slightly sweet caramelized flavor. The creamy texture and golden color of yellow potatoes mean you can use less or no butter for lighter, healthier dishes. The naturally smooth and buttery texture also lends itself well to lighter versions of baked, roasted or mashed potatoes. Simmer yellow potatoes until fully cooked, then drain, chill, and gently "smash" into flat disks. Brown these in oil or clarified butter and serve as a side or appetizer topped with sour cream and chives or other garnishes.

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Product Description

Purple/Blue potatoes are small to medium-size tubers with shapes ranging from oblong to fingerling. These potatoes have a deep purple, blue or slightly red skin with a blue, purple lavender, pink or white flesh. Purple/Blue potatoes have a moist and firm flesh. The potatoes have an earthy and nutty flavor with a low sugar content.

Recommended Uses

Most blue/purple potatoes have moist, firm flesh that retains its shape while adding rich, vibrant color and luscious taste to salads. The purple color is preserved best by microwaving, but steaming and baking are also great ways to cook blue/purple potatoes. Because of their mild yet distinctly nutty flavor, blue/purple potatoes naturally complement green salad flavors. Combine blue potatoes with whites and reds in salads or roasted medleys to make all three colors "pop".

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Product Description

Fingerling potatoes are 2-4 inches long. They are finger-shaped or oblong. They have a red, orange, purple or white skin with a red orange, purple, yellow or white flesh–sometimes streaked with veins of color. These potatoes have a waxy and firm texture. Fingerling potatoes have a buttery, nutty and earthy flavor with medium sugar content.

Recommended Uses

Fingerling color and shape are a welcome visual addition to any dish. Pan-frying and roasting enhance their robust flavor and showcase their wonderful nutty or buttery tastes. Consider fingerlings as a change-of-pace foundation for a unique potato salad. Split fingerlings lengthwise and oven-roast to serve as a small-plate or side-dish alternative to fries, with a flavor dipping sauce, like spicy ketchup, romesco, or sriracha mayo.

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Product Description

These small, bite-sized potatoes are actually a USDA grade standard based upon size ("C-size" and smaller, oftentimes referred to as pearls or marble-size). They are the same skin and flesh color as their larger-sized cousins, as well as the shape, texture and sugar content. Their flavor profile is similar but with a more concentrated flavor than their larger-sized cousins.

Recommended Uses

Petites make a great substitute for pasta, adding nutritional value as well. Roast a combination of colors for an eye-catching side dish. Their concentrated flavors and quicker cooking time makes petites a good choice for potato salads. Simply toss petites in olive oil, rosemary and salt and pepper to make colorful, delicious and fun roasted potatoes. They save you prep time, because they can be prepared and served whole, without slicing or chopping.

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