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Is Ten Days To Long To Wait And Cook Peeled And Cut French Fries?

Sep 25, 2017
Q: I peeled and sliced a LOT of potatoes for homemade French fries - ended up not cooking them yet. They've been in cold water for 10 days in the refrigerator, are still white and healthy looking. Are they safe to rinse, dry and fry - and eat?
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Why Are My Fresh Cut Fries Turning Dark So Quickly?

Sep 6, 2017
Q: I’m not doing anything different with my fresh cut fries but they are turning out dark and limp after sitting for just a few minutes. My sales person said they are transitioning from old crop to new crop. What does that mean?
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Fry sauce and ketchup on fries I get, but do you have any other suggestions for dipping sauces for French fries?

Aug 1, 2017
Q: Do you have any other suggestions for dipping sauces for French fries?
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What Variety Of Potatoes Did McDonald’s Use?

Jul 24, 2017
Q: I heard that McDonald’s used to make their fries fresh and use animal fat. What variety of potatoes did they use? What else changed over the years?
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I Ran Across This Picture Of Two Glass Containers Of French Fries On Your Web Site, But There Is No Explanation. What’s Up?

May 30, 2017
Q: What does a scale and two containers of French fries have to do with Idaho potatoes? Is there a story behind this picture on the internet?
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When Should I Salt Fries?

May 26, 2017
Q: Looking for some advice. I make fresh cut French fries from Idaho potatoes at the restaurant daily. I was reading an article about a place in San Francisco that cuts the fry strips into a pickle brine and customers rave about the taste. Will I save money on salt if I add some salt and white wine vinegar to the water versus salting after the fries come out of the fryer?
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What Happened To “Stay White” Powder?

Apr 18, 2017
Q:  Many years ago we used a white powder in water to soak our freshly cut fries to prevent discoloration. I believe it was called "stay white" powder, can you help me find where to buy some?
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Tips And Tricks To The Best Oven French Fries From Idaho Russets Potatoes

Mar 24, 2017
Q: I want to fix oven fries from fresh Idaho Russets but they always turn out with a blotchy surface, some parts of the potato are golden brown and the rest is pale. Sometimes they never brown at all. Any tips?
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Consumer Attributes To Look For In Fresh Cut French Fries Made On Premise?

Mar 2, 2017
Q: What consumer attributes should I be looking for in our fresh cut French fries made on premise?
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I Heard That A Potato, Freshly Harvested In The Fall In Idaho Can Heal Itself In Storage. Is That True?

Feb 16, 2017
Q: Seriously, can a potato, freshly harvested in the fall in Idaho heal itself in storage. Is that possibly true? How long does it take? What are signs that this has happened?
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