Did you know that potatoes are classified as either high starch, medium starch or low starch.
High starch potatoes are Russets and are best baked, mashed or fried.
Medium starch potatoes are Yukon Golds. These are the most versatile and can be baked, mashed, roasted or used in soups.
Low starch potatoes are Red potatoes and are best boiled, roasted or used in soups and salads. These are the potatoes that best hold their shape.
My personal favorite are the Yukon Golds. This is the laziness in me coming out. I find that a good scrubbing with a brush eliminates any need to peal them. Most of the vitamins that a potato has are right underneath the skin. Peeling potatoes removes those healthy nutrients leaving only the starch. Starch gives us energy as it turns into sugar in our bodies.