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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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Unable To Blanch My Fries, What Do I Do?

Nov 21, 2014
Q: I run a small diner and we are looking to use homemade French fries as opposed to the frozen variety. I have seen all of the suggestions about blanching. I have two, two bay Fryolators. I am a 24 hours operation and we have very little time when the fryers are freed up, especially to blanch the volume we need. On an average week, we go through 500lbs of French fries. What other suggestions do you have in order to improve our quality and efficiency?
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Is There One Best Way To Make Fresh Cut Fries For My Restaurant?

Nov 7, 2014
Q: I see a lot of tips on making fresh cut fries on the internet and some seem to conflict each other. Is there one best way to be successful at serving my customers a fresh fry?
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Can I Eat Potatoes That Are Green?

Sep 5, 2014
Q: Is it ok to eat potatoes that have turned green? A friend told me that they read on the internet that a green potato is poisonous and to immediately throw it out. He also said they taste bitter when green.
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The 5 Biggest Mistakes That Home Chefs Make When Grilling Potatoes

Aug 26, 2014
Outdoor barbecues just lend themselves to preparing potatoes in different ways than you might on the stovetop or by baking potatoes in the oven. And w...
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