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When Making French Fries At Home, Should I Cut The Strips Into Water With Salt Added? Is That Correct?

Jan 13, 2017
Q: I read on the internet that making fresh cut fries at home is a two-step method: If you want to pre-soak the potatoes to get rid of starch, sometimes it's fun to dump a ton of salt into ice water to make them extra salty.
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Would It Be Better To Freeze, Keep, Or Toss My Potato Salad?

Dec 1, 2016
Q: I made home made potato salad last night and immediately refrigerated it. Just got a call the dinner is cancelled - flu! How long will the potato salad last? Will it help to freeze it and thaw slowly, because the dinner is rescheduled for next weekend.
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Are Mashed Potatoes Left Out Safe For Consumption?

Jun 15, 2016
Q: I had made some mashed potatoes and I accidently left them out for 3 hours, were they safe to serve after being left out?
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Is There A Way To Prevent Pre-Peeled Potatoes From Graying?

May 18, 2016
Q: Can I slice potatoes with the skin on, wrap in foil and keep in the refrigerator without the potatoes turning gray or black. I will be grilling them 4-5 hours after prepping them
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Are Slightly Soft Potatoes Okay To Cook & Eat?

May 11, 2016
Q: Is it ok to cook and eat slightly soft potatoes?  
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Are Discolored Russets That Are Pink Or Purple Safe To Use And Why Do They Discolor?

May 2, 2016
Q: I had bought some russet potatoes and they were pink or purple inside. Why is this? Is it safe to eat?
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Should I Oil Idaho® Potatoes Before Baking?

Apr 26, 2016
Q: Should I put oil on the skins of baked potatoes before baking?
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How Large Can A Potato Grow?

Apr 24, 2016
Q: It is true that potatoes can grow up to 5 and 9 pounds? My local restaurateur cite potatoes as large as 13 pounds.
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Is A Boiled Potato Left Out All Night Safe For Consumption?

Apr 22, 2016
Q: We boiled potatoes last night and they were left out at room temperature all night are they safe to eat?
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How Long Can I Keep Pre-Cooked Blanched French Fry Strips?

Apr 20, 2016
Q: I’ve got all the equipment and started exploring doing fresh French fries. I have a couple of questions that were not covered in the Fresh French Fry kitchen wall poster that you sent earlier. My questions are: What is the maximum time that the cut fries can be held in soaking water? Holding the cut fries in a plastic bucket of water, this process is entirely at room temperature, correct? Once the fries are blanched, held in water and then finally go into the refrigerator, generally how long can they be held before frying and not get soggy?
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