Red potatoes are a variety of a common potato, which is a root vegetable originating from what’s today’s US and Mexico. These potatoes are smaller to medium in size and they are round and somewhat more uniform in shape than the ordinary ones.
These potatoes are dense in structure and waxier than the common variety. That’s what makes them a better option for mashing and this is how they are mostly used. Red potatoes are grown across the US.
Red Potato Trivia
- Potatoes have been cultivated around 200 BC
- The first potatoes arrived in North America in 1621 when Captain Nathaniel Butler, then Governor of Bermuda, sent two large cedar chests containing potatoes and other vegetables to Francis Wyatt, Governor of Virginia at Jamestown.
- Potato chips have been invented by accident