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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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How Many Days in Advance Can You Safely Wash, then Wrap Potatoes in Foil?

Jun 12, 2018
Q: How many days in advance can you safely wash, then wrap potatoes in aluminum foil for an upcoming event?
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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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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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Baking A Giant Idaho® Potato

Dec 30, 2017
Q: In a 10 lb bag of Idaho® russets I found a HUGE potato, bigger than any potato I've ever cooked! I don't want to cut it up, but I have no idea how long to bake it.  I measured it...it is more than 6 inches long, with a slightly more than 9-inch circumference. How long and at what temperature should I bake it at? Any special instructions?
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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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