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Thank you very much, Shae and Platypus!

Posted by Natty on August 07, 2004

In Reply to: Soapy vs. floury posted by Shae on August 06, 2004

: : : What is the meaning of "soapy potato"?

: : : Thank you!

: : I had never heard of a "soapy" potato. So I Googled it. From what I gather, there are two opposing attributes to potatoes: soapy and floury. Soapy potatoes have more moisture content and floury potatoes are drier. I would like to know more about this "soapy potato" thing. If anyone knows please continue the thread.

: 'Soapy' (also waxy) and 'floury' describe the texture of the cooked potato. Some varieties remain firm when cooked, while others become fluffy or floury. Which to use is a matter of personal choice. When boiling, roasting or making chips (French fries) I use soapy varieties, but prefer floury ones for baked (jacket) potatoes.