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If I Remove Sprouts Off My Stored Potatoes, Will It Increase Their Storage Life?

Feb 20, 2019
Q: Some of my stored potatoes are sprouting. My question is, will removing the sprouts from the stored potatoes increase their storage life? No light, stored at 48°F, fairly high humidity in unheated area in the basement.
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How Do I Prevent Potatoes from Turning Black When Frying or Cooking?

Feb 13, 2019
Q: How do we prevent potatoes that we planted from turning black when frying or cooking  (not when peeling)?
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Dr Potato 2018 - The Most Searched Questions and Answers for Idaho® Potato Tips

Dec 27, 2018
Q: Just want to thank Dr. Potato for all of the great Idaho potato tips; I have used them frequently over the past several years. Just out of curiosity, what are the most searched for posts?
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Did You Know A Potato Can Heal Itself After Harvest?

Mar 7, 2017
Q: The potatoes I just bought at the store have these little thumbnail cracks all over them, what's Up?
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What is the Best Way to Store Idaho® Potatoes at Home?

Mar 24, 2016
Q: What is the best way to store Idaho potatoes at home?
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My potatoes have sprouted!

Apr 27, 2015
Q: I ordered several cases of potatoes and when they arrived, most of them were sprouting. What caused the potatoes to sprout so fast during shipping?
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I Eat A Baked Potato Every Night…

Mar 21, 2015
Q: I eat a baked potato every night. I am wondering, can I bake 3 at a time and keep them in the refrigerator? Will they still have the same nutrition as baked daily?
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My Hash Browns Have Thawed. What Do I Do?!

Mar 2, 2015
Q: I have several packages of hash browns in my garage refrigerator freezer. I noticed that the freezer is not keeping them frozen solid. They are soft, but still very cold and have ice crystals. Is there a risk with cooking and eating them? If so, what specifically would be the concern?
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Testing Sugar Levels In Your Potatoes

Jan 20, 2015
Q: I am looking for some information and advice on our red B size 1 grade raw potatoes we boil. We parboil the potatoes in pots of water for approximately 25-30 minutes depending on size. We test using a fork to see how the potato falls off the fork. We then place on cookie sheets (use cold water to spray over when placed on sheets) and put in our walk in cooler (38 degrees) overnight to slice and spin in a machine the next morning. We have noticed after we slice the potatoes the next morning that the cooked potatoes have a brown colored edge-ring around the skin and potato meat. The potatoes are then cooked on a flat top grill and we produce home fries. We obtain potatoes from all sorts of geographic regions according to the labels on the bags. Our vendor tells us they have to purchase potatoes from wholesale vendors and it is not possible to find a one stop supplier. We have been told the sugar levels in potatoes varies, the potatoes are held in storage for months which creates the brown color rings and the potatoes are all sourced from different geographic locations and these different growing regions and processes leads to the brown colored rings. We always prepare our potatoes the same way and have noticed the winter months seem to be when the brown colored rings appear on the potatoes.
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Foodservice Julian Dates For Potatoes Are Important When Diagnosing Issues For Fresh Fries

Jan 2, 2015
Q: My French fries are cooking up really dark and the potatoes don’t look that fresh. What should I look for?
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