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.