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How Long Should I Microwave 4 Russet Potatoes That Are Shrink Wrapped?

Feb 23, 2017
Q: How long should I microwave 4 russet potatoes that are shrink wrapped?
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Top Indulgent Breakfast Items Include Breakfast Potatoes and Home Fries

Feb 22, 2017
Q: Looking at all the restaurant commercials on TV, I'm convinced that "sweet" is the new trend for breakfast, but how can I know what's most popular?
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Top Indulgent Breakfast Items Include Breakfast Potatoes and Home Fries

Feb 22, 2017
Q: Looking at all the restaurant commercials on TV, I'm convinced that "sweet" is the new trend for breakfast, but how can I know what's most popular?
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How Long In Advance Can I Use Sliced Potatoes In A Scalloped Potato Dish Without The Potatoes Darkening?

Feb 21, 2017
Q: How long in advance can I use sliced potatoes in a scalloped potato dish without the potatoes darkening?
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I Heard That A Potato, Freshly Harvested In The Fall In Idaho Can Heal Itself In Storage. Is That True?

Feb 16, 2017
Q: Seriously, can a potato, freshly harvested in the fall in Idaho heal itself in storage. Is that possibly true? How long does it take? What are signs that this has happened?
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What Happened To Potato Knishes, I Never See Them Anymore?

Feb 14, 2017
Q: What happened to potato Knishes, never see them on menus anymore?
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Do You Have A Favorite Preparation Of Potatoes Right Now?

Feb 9, 2017
Q: What is Dr. Potato’s favorite way to eat potatoes right now?
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What consumer attributes should I be looking for in our fresh cut French fries made on premise?

Feb 6, 2017
Q: What consumer attributes should I be looking for in our fresh cut French fries made on premise?
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Idaho Plastic Potato Pin Souvenirs Turn 50 This Year, Happy Anniversary!!

Feb 3, 2017
Q: I no longer live in Idaho, but I remember picking up a few plastic Idaho potato shaped pins to hand out when I went on a trip to Europe many many years ago. Does the Idaho Potato Commission still have these, how many do they distribute in a year and when was this wonderful idea originally thought of as a way to draw attention to the potato with a state named after it?
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Are Yukon Gold Potatoes A Large Potato? If So Why Are They So Small In The Store?

Jan 26, 2017
Q: In researching Yukon Gold Potatoes it says they are a large potato. If that is correct why are the Idaho Gold Potatoes I find in the grocery store so small and lumpy?
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