Are russet and red potatoes the same?
Herein, can you substitute red potatoes for russet?
You absolutely can substitute red potatoes for the russets in potato soup. Red potatoes are waxy, have more moisture, and tend to keep their shape better when cooked, so some people actually prefer them when making soup. In fact, I prefer them in most soups with the exception of this recipe.
Subsequently, question is, what is similar to Russet potatoes? Idaho or Russet Russets' long oval shape and high starch content make them the perfect french fry potato—the inside of the potato becomes sweet and fluffy when fried. Russets and Idahos are also both great for baked potatoes, whether prepared simply or twice-baked and stuffed with gourmet toppings.
Accordingly, what's the difference between russet potatoes and red potatoes?
Red potatoes have smooth, thin light-red skin with a white inside and a sweeter, creamier taste and texture. …have less starch and more sugars than russet potatoes (and are therefore stickier). … are advantageous for boiling, pan frying, grilling, scalloping, and steaming.
What are red potatoes good for?
Good for roasting, pan-frying, and smashing High in moisture and low in starch, red potatoes hold their shape well when cooked. That makes them a good candidate for roasting and skillet cooking.