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Alex Potato - Glossary Term

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A type of new potato that originated in Denmark. The skin is colorful, ranging from beige to brown with areas of red and the shape is somewhat elongated. It has a creamy flesh with a slightly waxy texture and a mild flavor. Like other varieties of new potatoes, the Alex potato can be prepared with most cooking methods. It also holds up very well when used in salads.

When selecting, choose those that are firm and plump, avoiding those that have shriveled skins, sprouting eyes, soft spots, blemishes and green spots. Store potatoes in a cool dry place. They will keep at room temperature for up to two weeks and longer when stored in cool temperatures. Do not store in the refrigerator because the cold temperatures will convert the starches into sugar and the potato will become sweet and turn a dark color when cooked. Do not store with onions, the gas given off by onions accelerate the decay of potatoes.