Kennebec is an old variety, we grew many years ago. A traditional white potato, it is easily a staple in the kitchen.
Kennebec potatoes are medium to large in size and are long and oval in shape with rounded ends. The potatoes have a slightly lumpy and lopsided shape, and the thin skin has a white base and is layered with shades of cream, brown, and tan. The flesh is soft ivory, firm, and starchy with minimal water content. Kennebec potatoes offer a rich, earthy, and notably nutty flavor.
Baking, mashing, or roasting, but their best virtues are displayed through frying. They can be used to make any number of fried potato preparations such as steak fries, hash browns, shoestring potatoes, French fries, potato skins, chips, and Hasselback potatoes. Kennebec potatoes also maintain their shape when cooked, perfect for potato salads, curries, soups, and stews. Companion ingredients include bacon, creamy and sharp cheeses, garlic, caramelized onions, savory herbs such as thyme, parsley, and sage, spices such as paprika and dill, and the zest and juice of a lemon. Kennebec potatoes will keep up to a month when stored in a cool and dry location away from direct sunlight.