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Cooking Idaho® Potatoes in the Oven at the Same Time as Cooking Other Foods

May 21, 2018
Q: I'm heating a ham in the oven at 250°F. How long will it take to cook baked potatoes at the same time?
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How Can I Store Pre-Cooked Baking Potatoes for 24 Hours?

Mar 8, 2018
Q: I have potatoes that have been prepared for baking, by being washed, poked, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, and wrapped in foil. But, the steaks got put in the freezer and can't cook them for 24 hours. How can I store the pre-cooked baking potatoes for 24 hours?
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Cooking Idaho® Potatoes And Meatloaf At The Same Time

Dec 19, 2017
Q: What is the best temperature to bake a one-pound meatloaf and three Idaho potatoes? I only have one oven and I want to serve them both at the same time.
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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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Can I Boil My Potatoes With Skin On 2 Days Before I Make Potato Salad? Using Whole Potatoes?

Oct 30, 2017
Q: Can I boil my potatoes with skin on 2 days before I make potato salad? Using whole potatoes?
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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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Dr. Potato gives usage tips for Processed Idaho® Potatoes

Sep 16, 2015
Q: Dear Dr. Potato, I know frozen and dehydrated potatoes are convenient and cost-efficient, but how do I differentiate my fries and hash browns from those served by my competitors? Do you have tips for creating signature side dishes from processed potatoes?
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Dr. Potato: How can I tell when my baked potatoes are done?

May 5, 2015
Q: Sometimes at home I fix a single baked potato for dinner, sometimes for the family I bake 4-5 at a time. How can I easily tell when they are done?
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Baking Potatoes for a Large Group

Apr 27, 2015
Q: We are having an event where we will be serving baked potatoes.  I will be cooking 30-40 medium to large Idaho potatoes in our oven.  We have two ovens - one with two racks, the other with one.  I typically wash the potatoes, poke them a few times, and place them right on the rack at about 400°F for 60 minutes.  Considering the number of potatoes and their size I have a few questions below:  (Answers are in red) What temperature do you suggest I use to cook them?
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