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The Best Tips And Tricks For An Idaho Mashed Potato Demonstation

Nov 21, 2017
Q: I am a student of food and I have volunteered to be on a local television show to talk about how much I love Idaho potatoes as well as demonstrate how to make them. Any tips that might help me get through this and look like an expert?
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I Am A Hosting Youth Halloween Party And Want To Know What Would Be The Best Way To Do A Mr. Potato Head Project?

Oct 16, 2017
Q: I am hosting a youth Halloween party and I want to do a "Mr. Potato Head" project with 20-30 next week. I need to know: 1) If I bake the potatoes ahead of time, then put them into the refrigerator, how long can they stay out at room temperature while the kids decorate them? 2) Then what is the best way to reheat them so the kids can eat them?
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How Do I Determine How Old The Carton Of Potatoes Are That Were Delivered To My Restaurant Today? Some Are Shriveled Up But Others Are Still Wet.

Aug 28, 2017
Q: Exactly how old are my potatoes that I ordered from the food service distributor this week? They are supposed to be new crop. How can I find out?
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Why Is There A Pink Streak In My Russet Potato?

Apr 27, 2017
Q: I recently cut into a russet and it had a long line of pink running across top. Looked like I cut it in half and ran a pink highlighter across the length about 1/4 inch from the side. Is that normal?
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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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