Yukon gold potatoes are small to medium-sized potatoes with a light yellow flesh and a creamy flavor. Use for mashed potatoes or any recipe that would call for red-skinned potatoes. Purchase Yukon golds at most grocery stores or your local farmer's market.
If you don't have Yukon Gold potatoes, you can substitute equal quantities of:
Don't substitute Russet potatoes for Yukon Gold because they are too starchy, and they don't hold their shape as well when boiled.
There are more "yellow potato" options you'll find in your grocery store. The Idaho Potato Commission suggests these tips when using the Yukon Gold or other yellow potatoes for mashed potatoes:
These potatoes are straightforward to grow. I grew them last year and got several pounds of potatoes from one 1 lb bag of seed potatoes. You can buy seed potatoes at your local nursery or purchase them online at Burpee.com.