I often make French fries by cutting potatoes into long strips, adding a bit of oil and spices, then baking them in the oven. Sometimes, this tastes very good. Unfortunately, most of the time, it tastes terrible. After baking the potatoes, I often discover that the potatoes have a very strange flavor and texture. They are somewhat sweet and the color after baking is bright yellow. I have tried baking without spices, and have found they are not to blame for the strange flavor.
- Am I encountering a different variety of potato or a different kind of vegetable that on the outside looks like a potato?
- Is it possible these potatoes were harvested at the wrong time, but the outside color is nearly the same?
- How can I identify which potatoes make French fries?