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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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What consumer attributes should I be looking for in our fresh cut French fries made on premise?

Feb 6, 2017
Q: What consumer attributes should I be looking for in our fresh cut French fries made on premise?
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The French Fries At Mc Donald’s Are My Favorites, What Variety Of Potato Do They Use?

Nov 29, 2016
Q: The French Fries at Mc Donald’s are my favorites, what variety of potato do they use?
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How Do I Prevent My Fries From Sticking Together When Frying?

Nov 16, 2016
Q: After cutting my ribbon fries and dropping them in the fryer I have problems with the fries sticking together. What should the frying temperature be?
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