Organic Gold Potatoes
October 6, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Trader Joe's Organic Gold Potatoes are medium sized (about 2" each), yellow-fleshed, organically-grown potatoes. Their color comes from beta carotene - yes, the same beta carotene responsible for the carrot's orange-ness. Things that grow in the ground are cool, don't you think? Their rich, creamy, buttery flavor and velvety smooth texture make them ideal for mashing - and while they're buttery on their own, a little more butter never hurts. Of course, they're not just for mashing. They make a good impression roasted, baked or broiled, too. They make a great impression on your wallet - each four pound bag is $3.99, the same price we've held each autumn since 2012.
An important note about potatoes: these days, most folks don't have a root cellar in which to store things like potatoes, carrots, and onions. But that principle should be used for storage. Whenever possible, choose a cool, dark place to store your potatoes. And anywhere is better than the fridge. Putting them in the refrigerator will cause their starch to convert to sugar, altering their flavor and texture.