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Any Suggestions On Summertime Potato Options

Sep 4, 2018
Q: With the Fall fast approaching, any camp out or summertime recipes you’d like to share for our end of picnic season, besides potato salad?
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How Many Days in Advance Can You Safely Wash, then Wrap Potatoes in Foil?

Jun 12, 2018
Q: How many days in advance can you safely wash, then wrap potatoes in aluminum foil for an upcoming event?
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Why Did My Baked Potatoes Turn Brown?

Sep 18, 2014
Q: Why did my baked potatoes turn brown on the inside when they were baked? We baked a large order of baked potatoes for fundraising events using convection ovens. We baked at 425 degrees F for about 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes. Most of the time they turn out great but the last batch were 90 count potatoes and turn brown on the inside. We normally only use the 100 count sized potatoes.
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The Insides Of Our Potatoes Turned Brown

Jul 17, 2014
Q: We had fish fry at church last night, we got there about noon, washed and wrapped 170 potatoes in tin foil and baked them in a confection oven till they were 210 degrees F and then kept them in a cooler, until the fish fry began at 5pm. The insides had all turned brown. What did we do wrong? There must be some way diners keep baked potatoes for a long time without this happening. Any help you can give us would be appreciated.
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Why I Do Not Recommend Baking Potatoes In Aluminum Foil

Jan 27, 2014
Q: Our restaurant owner has asked us to look at ways to save money in the kitchen and one that I remember reading on one of your blogs posts, for Dr. Potato, was to not wrap Idaho® potatoes in aluminum foil. I can’t remember all the reasons. I know it helps keep the potatoes warm longer, but our bakers are turning out almost wet when we pull them out of the oven and cut them open to add butter before sending out to the guests.
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What Is Wrong With This Picture Of Baked Potatoes?

Dec 18, 2013
Q: What's wrong with this foil wrapped baked potato picture?
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The perfect baked potato to pair with a steak

Jul 19, 2013
Q: What is the perfect baked potato to pair with a steak?
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How do you cook a baked potato?

Jul 12, 2013
Q: What is the correct oven temperature and time to cook a baked potato? I especially would like to know the cooking temperature for russets.
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Can I eat week old potatoes that have been cooked and refrigerated?

Jul 9, 2013
Q: I baked several potatoes last week and put them in the fridge in individual containers. Would they still be ok to eat? I baked them using a rack that has a sharp tab that pierces the potato and holds it in place so there is a small cut in them. They are stored plain with no butter, sour cream, etc. The skin is dry and loose but the inside looks and smells fine. I have heard bad things about foil wrapped potatoes and wondered if the Tupperware containers would be considered a low oxygen environment?
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Wash and wrapping potatoes

Jun 11, 2012
Q: Is it safe to wash russet potatoes and wrap them in aluminum foil the night before they are cooked? And is it safe to leave them at room temperature until they are baked?
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