Red potatoes are small to medium in size and are round or oval with a somewhat uniform shape. The thin skin is ruby to deep red and is smooth with some light brown speckling, spots, and indentations. There are also a few medium-set eyes found across the surface of the skin. The flesh is crisp, white, and firm. When cooked, Red potatoes have a waxy and dense texture and a mild, buttery, and earthy flavor.
Red potatoes are available year-round.
Red potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as boiling, mashing, baking, or roasting. They readily absorb accompanying flavors and offer a textural element in a variety of dishes both cold and hot. Red potatoes are considered an excellent salad potato because they hold their shape well when cooked and can be roasted and smashed when small in size. They can also be used in soups, stews, and curries, or served baked or mashed. Red potatoes are popularly diced and sauteed for breakfast hash or sliced thin and used on pizza. They can be cubed, roasted, and served alongside meats as a hearty side dish. Red potatoes pair well with lemon, garlic, parmesan cheese, rosemary, herbs, basil, dill, parsley, goat cheese, leeks, sausage, Shishito peppers, and green beans. They will keep for a couple of weeks when stored in a cool, dry, and dark place.