At about 2 inches in diameter, red potatoes are more robust than their pale-skinned counterparts. It holds its shape well when cooked and absorbs flavors well.
Red potatoes are great for mashing, roasting, and baking and are most commonly used in soups, salads, and stews. During the cooking process, the flesh stays firm, making them great for a tender, yet firm, potato salad.
Store potatoes in a cool, dry area to maintain freshness for several months. Potatoes can also be kept in a brown paper sack to help extend their shelf life.