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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 Long Should I Microwave 4 Russet Potatoes That Are Shrink Wrapped?

Feb 23, 2017
Q: How long should I microwave 4 russet potatoes that are shrink wrapped?
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Do You Have A Favorite Preparation Of Potatoes Right Now?

Feb 9, 2017
Q: What is Dr. Potato’s favorite way to eat potatoes right now?
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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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How Do I Cook A Large Quantity Of Baked Potatoes In A Commercial Convection Oven?

Nov 1, 2016
Q: I will be using a commercial convection oven to bake 70 potatoes wrapped in foil.  Can you advise me on the length of time and what temperature to set the oven on?  I know that it will take less time but do not know what temperature to set the oven?
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When Cooking Ten Pounds Of Baked Potatoes How Long Can I Store Them In The Refrigerator?

Sep 22, 2016
Q: My husband and I are eating about a pound of baked potatoes a day. With it being summer time I usually cook up about 10 lbs at a time and then keep them in the refrigerator. After cooking them in the oven (without foil as I've read on some of your other posts) and cooling them to room temp, does wrapping them in foil to put in the fridge keep them for any longer or should we just put in the fridge? Also how long will they keep for in the fridge either wrapped or unwrapped?
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What Is The Best Potato To Use For A Rosin Baked Potato?

Aug 15, 2016
Q: What is the best potato to use for a rosin baked potato?
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What Causes Soggy Baked Potatoes?

Aug 4, 2016
Q: We spend summers in Washington State and winters in Arizona. Why are all of the potatoes baked in Washington soggy, not fluffy as the ones I bake in Arizona? I have tried russets from about every market source in Washington and the result is always the same - soggy, even if slightly under baked.
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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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