White potatoes also known as Irish white potatoes or Irish potatoes are an all-purpose potato type with typically white, thin skin and white flesh. White potatoes have a medium-starch content, lower than the equally popular fresh market Russet cultivar. The Irish potato is good for domestic culinary recipe preparations such as soups, roasting, boiling, steaming and mashing. It has a creamy dense texture and a mild flavor that bends towards sweetness. At a commercial level, the potato is good for chipping.