Yukon Gold potatoes are medium to large in size and are round to oblong with a slightly flattened shape. The smooth, thin, and gold to light brown skin is relatively eye free creating a uniform texture and shape. The skin is also speckled with many small, brown spots. The flesh is yellow to gold, firm, moist, and waxy. When cooked, Yukon Gold potatoes take on a creamy and tender consistency with a rich, buttery, and earthy flavor.
Yukon Gold potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as roasting, grilling, frying, mashing, sautéing, and boiling. Extremely versatile, these potatoes can be boiled and mashed or used to make gratins, hash browns, and purees. Yukon Gold potatoes are also a popular potato choice for French fries. They pair well with cream, butter, garlic, bacon, cheese, fried and scrambled eggs, and herbs such as oregano, cilantro, sage, basil, and tarragon. Yukon Gold potatoes will keep up to two weeks when stored in a cool, dry, and dark location.