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Sierra Gold Potatoes
Inventory, lb : 80.00
This item was last sold on : 01/08/18
Sierra Gold potatoes have a unique and deliberate pedigree consisting of the cross of a russet variety (krantz) with a yukon gold variety (delta gold). This cross gives the Sierra Gold potato the distinct hybrid characteristics of both varieties: Hearty, earthy brown skin, deep yellow flesh with a creamy texture and a toasted, buttery flavor. Younger Sierra Gold potatoes are round and as they mature they become more oval and slightly flattened in shape.
Sierra Gold potatoes are available year-round with a peak season from late summer through the winter.
Sierra Gold potatoes are botanically a part of Solanum tuberosum and a PVP or Plant Variety Protected potato type. The Sierra Gold is considered a russet cultivar, though it took crossing it with a yukon gold cultivar to give it ultimately its trademark characteristics. It is highly regarded for its culinary qualities as well as for its resistance to disease and after cooking-discoloration. The trademark and proprietary rights for Sierra Gold are held exclusively by California Oregon Seed, who consequently regulates all marketing and seed distribution of the potato as well.
Sierra Gold potatoes contain carotenoids, a phytochemical, which is responsible for the yellow flesh of the potato and believed to have antioxidant potential in humans and may be beneficial in helping boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and assist in preventing some forms of cancer. Additionally, Sierra Gold potatoes offer a healthy dose of vitamin C, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, resistant starch, and potassium.
The Sierra Gold potato is considered a versatile all-purpose potato. It can be baked, fried, boiled, grilled, roasted, steamed, and even microwaved. Used whole they are ideal for the classic preparation of baked potatoes as their naturally buttery flavor needs little alteration to be appetizing. Yellow-fleshed potatoes such as the Sierra Gold also benefit from grilled and roasted preparations as it crisps the potato’s skin and imparts a buttery-sweet, slightly caramelized flavor to the potato’s flesh. Roast Sierra Gold potato wedges with complimentary 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 store fairly well, keep in a cool and dry location away from direct sunlight and refrigeration. For best quality use within a few weeks of purchase well before the potato sprouts or softens. Potatoes with green spots should be discarded as consumption may cause gastrointestinal distress.
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.
The Sierra Gold's first inception was created by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station under the name, TX1523-1Ru/Y. It was 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 since 1989. Campbell experimented with growing the TX1523-1Ru/Y potato in 2001 and quickly realized he had at last found the potato he had been searching for and in 2002 released it for commercial production under the name Sierra Gold. Still a rather new potato variety in the marketplace the Sierra Gold 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.
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Leichtag Foundation||Encinitas CA||760-230-6772|
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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