waxiest common potatoes?
Can someone identify the waxiest potato variety that I will be able to get regularly? Seasonal would be Ok, too. I miss the extra waxy potatoes i used to eat in England and am not sure if I just haven't found them here, or if they arent available. I'm sick of those big white floury things.
Also interested in what your favourite potato type is. Should I be paying more for those Yukon golds I always see in the produce section?
Yellow Finns and German Butter balls are the Waxiest varieties that I know along with most Fingerling types as mentioned already.
I have no Idea if you can find them easily where you are.
Also freshly dug New potatoes of any variety will be waxier than stored. Some of the sugars turn to starch as the potato ages.
Thanks Ipsedixit - I've seen fingerlings at the grocery store but haven't actually bought any because they were pricey and I wasn't sure if they'd be something i liked. I'll try them next time I see them.
As for 'common' I just mean a product I can get at a regular (non specialty) grocery store on a fairly regular basis. I live in Quebec, so maybe that matters, but I haven't noticed much difference in the potatoes available here and the ones available back home in British Columbia.