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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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Idaho’s Reputation For Big Potatoes

Mar 19, 2015
Q: Why did Idaho get a reputation for big potatoes?
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The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make When Baking Potatoes

Dec 15, 2014
1. Thinking that all russets are the same -When plant scientist Luther Burbank came up with a few seeds in his garden that were different from the res...
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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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Why Did My Baked Potatoes Turn Brown?

Sep 18, 2014
Q: Why did my baked potatoes turn brown on the inside when they were baked? We baked a large order of baked potatoes for fundraising events using convection ovens. We baked at 425 degrees F for about 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes. Most of the time they turn out great but the last batch were 90 count potatoes and turn brown on the inside. We normally only use the 100 count sized potatoes.
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Use The Right Potato For The Job

Aug 17, 2014
Q: I’ve noticed that some chefs call for the same size potato for multiple uses, kind of an all-purpose size. They typically call for an Idaho® Russet. As a culinary student I find this confusing… it seems like it would cost more to buy a big potato when you are just going to cut it up.
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The Best Hand-Cut Idaho® French Fry Yield

Jul 11, 2014
For the best hand-cut Idaho® French fry yield, we recommend using U.S. grade No. 1 fresh Idaho® Potatoes, 7-15 oz. packed 90 to 70 count in 50...
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Twice Baked Potatoes Are Gooey

Jun 30, 2014
Q: I have done twice baked many times and never had them come out like this… where they are gooey when mixed with milk and butter. Any cure?
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Love It Or Load It?

May 13, 2014
Q: What’s a good way to offer a baked potato side that is healthy rather than only loaded?
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How To Prepare French Fries

May 8, 2014
Q: What is the best way to prepare french fries?
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