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Why Are Some of My Potatoes That I Just Dug up Soft?

Jan 11, 2021
Q: I am digging up my potato crop and noticed that some potatoes are soft rather than firm. They look fine. Why are these new potatoes soft? 
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Can I Cook Potatoes in a Bag in the Oven?

Jan 4, 2021
Q: I can't find information about cooking potatoes in a potato bag in a convection oven? I know that traditionally the bag has been used for microwaving potatoes, however, I would like to know if there is any other heat source besides the microwave where I can use the potato bag.
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I Forgot about Peeled Potatoes in the Refrigerator for a Week. Are these Still Okay to Eat?

Dec 28, 2020
Q: I peeled, diced, rinsed and refrigerated yellow potatoes, but unfortunately I forgot about them. One week later they still look fine, there's no odor or discoloring, just a little white on the edges. Can these potatoes be cooked and eaten? I want to make potato pancakes with them. 
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Why Didn't My Potatoes Cook All The Way Through?

Dec 22, 2020
Q: We had an interesting thing happen with a hamburger casserole. As usual, I peeled and thinly sliced the potatoes. The casserole was baked, covered, with browned ground beef and two soups. I added a little water. About half of the potato slices didn't cook thoroughly; they were crunchy. What happened? 
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Dr. Potato's Favorite Idaho® Potato Holiday Dish

Dec 18, 2020
Q: Dr. Potato, What is your favorite Idaho® Potato dish to prepare during the holidays?
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How to Store Cooked Potatoes?

Nov 27, 2020
Q: What type of container do I use to store cooked potatoes?
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Does the Freshness of a Potato Matter?

Nov 27, 2020
Q: Does the freshness of a potato matter? Specifically, does a "justharvested" potato have any better qualities than say a properly storedone-month old potato?
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How to Make the Perfect Mashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2020
Q: I am in charge of the mashed potatoes this year for Thanksgiving and need some advice on how to make them perfect, please help!
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How Do I Know What Kind of Idaho® Russet Potatoes I am Buying?

Nov 23, 2020
Q: I always buy russet potatoes from Idaho at my local grocery store, but how do I which variety I am purchasing?
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How Do I know When My Potatoes Are Done in My Pot Roast?

Nov 17, 2020
Q: I am making a pot roast for dinner tonight, but I'm not sure how to tell when my potatoes are done cooking. Any advice?
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