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Funeral Potatoes Bring Comfort and Save Families from Having to Cook in a Time of Stress

Mar 13, 2018
Q: I was asked to bring funeral potatoes to a friend’s house after the service, and having grown up in the Northeast, I had no idea what these were. Someone said search “Utah funeral food” or “Idaho potato casserole dishes.” Now that I have found it, what’s the preference… scalloped or hash browns? Fresh or frozen? Is canned soup an essential ingredient? Are the expectations plain and simple and maybe a little bland, or can I spice it up?
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Can Serving Two Types Of Potatoes Help My Overall Food Cost At Breakfast?

Jun 23, 2017
Q: Can Serving Two Types Of Potatoes Help My Overall Food Cost At Breakfast?
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Top Indulgent Breakfast Items Include Breakfast Potatoes and Home Fries

Feb 22, 2017
Q: Looking at all the restaurant commercials on TV, I'm convinced that "sweet" is the new trend for breakfast, but how can I know what's most popular?
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What Happened To Potato Knishes, I Never See Them Anymore?

Feb 14, 2017
Q: What happened to potato Knishes, never see them on menus anymore?
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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 To Get The Perfect Latkes Or Hash Browns At Home.

Dec 13, 2016
Q: How can I prevent shredded potatoes from darkening when I make Latkes or hash browns? And how do I get a nice crusty exterior?
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How can I spice up my Hash dishes this year?

Jun 21, 2016
Q: How can I spice up my Hash dishes this year?
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What Is The Food Safety Risk In Eating Thawed Hashbrown Potatoes?

May 13, 2016
Q: They are not out of date, and I'm not at all worried about the consistency, but I would like to know what the specific risk is in eating.  I'm studying food safety and sanitation right now, and the only issue addressed relative to potatoes is baked ones that are improperly stored.
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How Do I Replicate Restaurant Style Hash Browns?

Apr 14, 2016
Q: Dr. Potato - With hash browns Is there a way to get the same consistency with fresh potatoes as with frozen hash browns? In a restaurant hash browns are brown and crispy on the outside and inside you can still see the separate, individual strands. The same thing happens with frozen packaged hash browns from the store. The interior strands can still be seen and are relatively dry. If I cook fresh hash browns at home the interior strands are very moist. I rinse the potatoes after they have been shredded until the water is clear. I squeeze all of the water out of them before I cook them. But I still get a very moist amalgamation of potatoes on the interior of the hash browns rather than individual strands. How can I get hash browns at home that are identical to restaurant or store bought frozen? Thanks!
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Make Ahead Latkes

Jan 30, 2016
Q: I want to make potato latkes. I want to prep the potatoes including grinding them up in the food processor ahead of time. I will have to travel with them for two hours and latkes are only good as soon as you fry them. What can I do to keep the potato batter from turning brown?
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