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Wisconsin Wednesday: Kitchen Kleen potatoes



We love displaying Kitchen Kleen potatoes in the Produce Department of our stores each fall so you can take them home and prepare them in any number of recipes!

Kitchen Kleen potatoes arrive a little later than the other Wisconsin russets because they are a different variety. Kitchen Kleen potatoes are a Burbank Russet potato and while those are a little harder to grow, their taste is definitely worth the effort.

Russets have netted brown skin and white flesh that turns fluffy when cooked. Russets are all-purpose potatoes for baking, roasting, mashing and frying. And the Russet Burbank is a large, brown-skinned, white-fleshed potato that is the world’s predominant potato in food processing.


Not only does the variety make these spuds special, but the people who grow them are pretty awesome as well. Kitchen Kleen potatoes have been grown by Nuto Farms in far northwestern Wisconsin for the past 80 years.

The first crop of Russet Burbank potatoes was planted in 1929 in the fertile northern Wisconsin soil. The location was perfect: The mild daytime temperatures and cool nights produce a quality potato that is high in dry matter and low in water content, which means it stores well and tastes great. We can expect a great supply of Kitchen Kleen potatoes at Festival Foods starting this month!

And we’ve got several options for them when you get those spuds home, including crispy potato pancakes, one of potato salad favorites or this one for Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup.


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