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Funeral Potatoes Bring Comfort and Save Families from Having to Cook in a Time of Stress

Mar 13, 2018
Q: I was asked to bring funeral potatoes to a friend’s house after the service, and having grown up in the Northeast, I had no idea what these were. Someone said search “Utah funeral food” or “Idaho potato casserole dishes.” Now that I have found it, what’s the preference… scalloped or hash browns? Fresh or frozen? Is canned soup an essential ingredient? Are the expectations plain and simple and maybe a little bland, or can I spice it up?
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Dr. Potato Loves Game Day Recipes With Idaho® Potatoes As The Star

Feb 2, 2018
Q: Do you have any last minute, easy to make game day recipes with Idaho Potatoes as the star?
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Can I Bake Potatoes In A Roaster?

Jan 16, 2018
Q: Can I bake potatoes in a roaster? If so, can you give me directions or direct me to a recipe?
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Baking A Giant Idaho® Potato

Dec 30, 2017
Q: In a 10 lb bag of Idaho® russets I found a HUGE potato, bigger than any potato I've ever cooked! I don't want to cut it up, but I have no idea how long to bake it.  I measured is more than 6 inches long, with a slightly more than 9-inch circumference. How long and at what temperature should I bake it at? Any special instructions?
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What Is A Hearty And Easy Idaho® Potato Dish I Can Make On A Weeknight?

Nov 7, 2017
Q: I’m looking for something hearty that I can serve my family on a weeknight when the weather turns cold. Oh, and some like meat, some don’t so it needs to be flexible enough to accommodate different tastes. We all like potatoes, mostly French fries and mashed potatoes from our favorite restaurants. Any suggestions?
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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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How Do You Bake Large Quantities Of Baked Potatoes?

Dec 7, 2016
Q: We are having a charity fundraiser selling 1000 baked Idaho Potatoes. In order to save time, we would like to wash, pierce, and wrap the raw potatoes the night before and store them in a cooler. They would be baked the next morning. Is this a safe process?
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Can I Bake Potatoes in a Crock Pot or Slow Cooker?

Mar 28, 2016
Q: My oven will be full so I'm wondering if I can bake potatoes in the crock pot? If yes, approximately how many can be done at a time and how much time will it take?
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Potato Safety: Unwrapped Potatoes That Were Not Fully Cooked

Jan 14, 2015
Q: I placed some unwrapped Russet potatoes and sweet potatoes in the oven to roast. During the roasting process the oven failed and when I removed the potatoes they were only slightly cooked. My guests continued the process and finished cooking them in the microwave. We do not know at what point the oven failed in the process. Do we have any health concerns? The potatoes were eaten by my guests? I know I have read about food poisoning/botulism from improperly prepared potatoes.
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