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What Can I Do to Minimize Sprouting on My Idaho® Potatoes?

Jan 21, 2019
Q: Dr. Potato: Eek! My potatoes are coming to life! I’m a larger foodservice distributor, it’s mid-January and I’m having issues with our Idaho potatoes beginning to sprout in our warehouse. We’ve had these few loads about three weeks, and we store the potatoes in a 55°F area. What can we do to minimize the sprouting?
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Dr Potato 2018 - The Most Searched Questions and Answers for Idaho® Potato Tips

Dec 27, 2018
Q: Just want to thank Dr. Potato for all of the great Idaho potato tips; I have used them frequently over the past several years. Just out of curiosity, what are the most searched for posts?
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My Red Potatoes Are Yellow Inside, is this Okay?

Dec 21, 2018
Q: The last several 5 lb bags of “Red" potatoes we've bought have a pastel yellow cast to them, instead of being white when peeled. Previously, the potatoes we bought were white, which looked better when mashed. What's up, are these not from Idaho?
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Will Peeled Potatoes Absorb Water?

Dec 17, 2018
Q:  If I peeled potatoes & store them in cold water, will they absorb the water?
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Turkey Day Mashed Potato Tips from the Doctor, aka Dr. Potato

Nov 21, 2018
Q: How can I become a potato expert for one of the most important days of the year that family celebrates together – Thanksgiving? I was asked to bring the mashed potatoes. I moved away when I graduated from high school and when at my home I depend on the packages of dry mashed potato mix. These are so consistent, quick and economical when I want a side of potatoes. They are great, but not homemade. What do I need to know to make foolproof mashed potatoes that everyone will rave about?
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Mashed Potato Recipes…Milk, Cream, Sour Cream or Buttermilk?

Nov 19, 2018
Q: Dr. Potato, when it comes to Thanksgiving mashed potato recipes, what is your preference? Do you prefer milk, cream, sour cream or cream cheese?
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New, Fun Recipes for Idaho Mashed Potatoes

Nov 13, 2018
Q: My family always expects Idaho® mashed potatoes for the holidays, any new recipes you’d like to share?
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Dr. Potato Observations While Traveling on Fresh-cut Extra Crispy Fries

Nov 12, 2018
Q: I want you to look at the picture below of an order of fries our table received recently on one of my road trips. Let me know if you see anything unusual and if this happens at your restaurant:
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Can I use Russet Norkotah Potatoes for Making Fresh-cut Fries at my Hamburger Stand?

Oct 29, 2018
Q: I have a hamburger stand I just opened this summer and I was using fresh Idaho Russet Burbank potatoes for my fries. The supplier I use just sent me a Russet Norkotah variety. The cartons still say Idaho, can I use them for my fries? They seem to be frying up a little darker.
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Is There a Source for Year-Round Organic Russets?

Sep 28, 2018
Q: I’m starting up a restaurant chain that offers organic made-to-order, fresh-cut French fries and I am finding it difficult to nail down a supply for organic russet potatoes.  The restaurant is located in the Chicago Suburbs and I wanted to touch base with you to see if you had any insight as to where I should be looking to obtain this supply of potatoes. 
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