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Dr. Potato 2015 “Is It Real?” What Does The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck “Spud” Really Look Like Without Its Clothes?

Apr 2, 2015
Q: Some people may be fooled, but I’m not. That giant Idaho potato that has been touring the country isn’t real. I want to know what it looks like underneath that russet colored skin.
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Within The Past Few Months Our Potatoes Have Been Tasteless, Lumpy And Mealy. Have Genetics Caused This Problem?

Jun 25, 2014
Q: I am a cook of more than 45 years and my mom for more than 80 years and she is still a great cook. Within the past few months the potatoes are tasteless, lumpy and mealy. Have genetics caused this problem? After so many disappointments, we have decided that we might as well buy boxed potatoes. Although, I sure will miss my baked potato. What Happened???
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How To Bake More Than Just A Few Potatoes In The Oven At The Same Time

Jan 16, 2014
Q: Can I bake 20 Idaho potatoes in my convection oven at the same time? How long, and what temperature?  Thank you.
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Grades Of Idaho® Potatoes

Sep 10, 2013
Q: Are there two grades of Idaho® potatoes, or two varieties?
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The Difference Between Idaho® Potatoes And Russet

Aug 6, 2013
Q: What is the difference between Idaho® potatoes and russets?
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The perfect baked potato to pair with a steak

Jul 19, 2013
Q: What is the perfect baked potato to pair with a steak?
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How do you cook a baked potato?

Jul 12, 2013
Q: What is the correct oven temperature and time to cook a baked potato? I especially would like to know the cooking temperature for russets.
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Does Idaho produce anything other than russets?

Apr 19, 2013
Q: I know Idaho grows a lot of russet potatoes, but I’ve seen the Grown in Idaho seal on reds, yellows, and even fingerling potatoes. Are these potatoes really from Idaho? How many yellow potatoes are grown annually in Idaho?
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Getting moisture out of mashed potatoes

Mar 8, 2012
Q: How do I get the moisture out of my mashed potatoes?
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Growing Potatoes

Mar 6, 2012
Q: We want to grow Idaho® russet's in our garden here in eastern Oklahoma. We are much warmer and more humid than Idaho and we wonder if the potatoes would do well here. Also, I have been unable to find where I can buy starts. Do you know of any garden companies that sell them?
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