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Should I Bake My Potato in Foil?

Sep 21, 2018
No! Wrapping a potato in foil prior to baking traps the potato’s natural moisture, steaming instead of baking it. This results in a so...
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Can Idaho® Potatoes Be Grown Anywhere

Sep 11, 2018
Q: I’m wondering if you know of any farmers in this area around Chicago that grow Idaho Potatoes (or is that a ridiculous question)?
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What Could I Add To My Idaho® Potatoes On The Menu To Make Them Even More Popular?

Sep 10, 2018
Q: As a high volume independent restaurant, I’ve got Idaho baked potatoes on the menu already, plain or loaded with the traditional sour cream, butter, and chives. Any thoughts on an ingredient I could add to get a little higher check overage?
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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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Can I Wash and Wrap Potatoes in Foil Three Days Before I Bake Them?

Apr 9, 2018
Q: We are having an event Saturday afternoon and I am making 400 Idaho baked potatoes. Would it be safe to wash and wrap the potatoes in foil on Wednesday evening, then leave them at room temperature until I bake them on Saturday?
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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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The Weather Outside Is Frightful… Idaho Potato Recipe Suggestions For Being Stuck Inside

Feb 16, 2018
Q: When the weather outside is frightful, do you have any favorite Idaho® potato recipe suggestions for being stuck inside?
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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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How Long Can A Foil Wrapped Potato Sit In A Warmer After It’s Cooked?

Jan 5, 2018
Q: How long after cooking a foil wrapped potato can it sit in a warmer? For instance, I would like to sell wrap cooked potatoes and would like to know how long after cooking them are they good for in the display style warmer case?
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Making Twice Baked Potatoes In Advance

Jan 3, 2018
Q: I am making twice baked potatoes for dinner tomorrow. Can I bake them today and scoop out the meat, add fixings and then finish them off tomorrow?
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