There are about 100 varieties of edible potatoes. They range in size, shape, colour, starch content and flavour. They are often classified as either mature potatoes (the large potatoes that we are generally familiar with) and new potatoes (those that are harvested before maturity and are of a much smaller size).
Store gold potatoes in a paper bag in the refrigerator vegetable crisper drawer, away from onions. Use within a week. If you have a cold storage area, you can store the potatoes in a well-ventilated area, being careful to keep them away from any light source. Do not wash before storing as you will remove the protective coating. Lightly scrub just prior to using.
Potatoes are a very popular and versatile vegetable and can be baked, boiled, fried, barbecued, microwaved or roasted. Scrub potatoes with a brush and cook with the skin on, but remove any green sections. If skins have to be removed, peel thinly with a vegetable peeler and cook as soon as peeled.