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Sierra Gold Potatoes
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This item was last sold on : 06/07/18
Sierra Gold potatoes are oval and slightly flattened in shape. Its brown, russeted, skin has a few shallow eyes while its deep yellow flesh is smooth and moist. When cooked, Sierra Gold potatoes are creamy with a toasted, buttery flavor.
Sierra Gold potatoes are available year-round with a peak season from late summer through winter.
The Sierra Gold potato, botanically classified as Solanum tuberosum ‘Sierra Gold,’ is considered a russet cultivar. It is highly regarded for its culinary qualities, for its resistance to disease, and for its resistance to after cooking-discoloration. The trademark and proprietary rights for Sierra Gold are held exclusively by California Oregon Seed who regulates all marketing and seed distribution of the potato.
Sierra Gold potatoes offer a healthy dose of vitamin C, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, and potassium
Sierra Gold potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as baking, frying, boiling, grilling, roasting, and steaming. Used whole, they are ideal for the classic preparation of baked potatoes as their naturally buttery flavor is enhanced. Sierra Gold potatoes are also excellent grilled and roasted as it crisps the potato’s skin and imparts a buttery-sweet, slightly caramelized flavor. Roast Sierra Gold potato wedges with complementary herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and oregano or pair with other sliced tubers for a roasted vegetable medley. Steam and use to make mashed potatoes or puree and add to sauces and soups as a natural thickener. Sierra Gold potatoes pair well with pesto, tomato, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, garlic, lime, and tarragon. Sierra Gold potatoes store well for a couple of weeks when kept in a cool and dry location away from direct sunlight and refrigeration.
The Sierra Gold owes its name to the potato’s co-creator Robert Campbell’s love of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Campbell also wanted to emphasize to potato’s signature golden flesh which had become a preferred potato characteristic thanks in part to the success of the Yukon Gold variety. Sierra Gold potatoes have a unique and deliberate pedigree consisting of the cross of the russet variety, Krantz, with the yukon gold variety, Delta Gold. This cross gives the Sierra Gold potato the distinct hybrid characteristics of both varieties and deep golden hue.
The Sierra Gold was created at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. It was then picked up by Robert Campbell of California Oregon Seed Inc. who had been searching for a variety that would offer an improved taste and consistency over the classic Russet potato. Campbell experimented with growing the potato in 2001 and quickly realized he had at last found the potato he had been searching for. In 2002 released it for commercial production under the name Sierra Gold. Still a rather new variety in the marketplace, the Sierra Gold is currently available in the United States and Canada from select distributors, grocers and farmers markets.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Hotel Republic San Diego||San Diego CA||619-398-3100|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Mission Ave Bar and Grill||Oceanside CA||760-637-2222|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
Recipes that include Sierra Gold Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Food 52||Simply Creamy Garlic Sierra Gold Mashed Spuds|
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