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Dr. Potato Observations While Traveling on Fresh-cut Extra Crispy Fries

Nov 12, 2018
Q: I want you to look at the picture below of an order of fries our table received recently on one of my road trips. Let me know if you see anything unusual and if this happens at your restaurant:
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Can I use Russet Norkotah Potatoes for Making Fresh-cut Fries at my Hamburger Stand?

Oct 29, 2018
Q: I have a hamburger stand I just opened this summer and I was using fresh Idaho Russet Burbank potatoes for my fries. The supplier I use just sent me a Russet Norkotah variety. The cartons still say Idaho, can I use them for my fries? They seem to be frying up a little darker.
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Why Idaho® Russets Make the Best Fresh-Cut French Fries (and What About Kennebec’s?)

Jun 22, 2018
Q: I know some of the reasons why Idaho russet potatoes make the best fresh-cut French fries (solids to water ratio, sugars, starches, etc.) but it would be especially helpful if you could compare Idaho russets to Kennebec and other potatoes people might use or consider for fries. The "nerdier" the better.
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My Fresh-Cut French Fries Turned Black in the Refrigerator, Are They Safe to Eat?

Jun 22, 2018
Q: I cut potatoes into French fry slices and left them in the refrigerator for a few days. They are partly black in color, are they safe to eat?
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Where Can I Source Frozen Bulk Organic French Fries for my Frozen Food Company?

Jan 9, 2018
Q: We are a frozen food company looking to source frozen bulk organic French fries. We are looking for a list of companies that produce French fries in Idaho and thought you might be able to assist us.
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Is Ten Days To Long To Wait And Cook Peeled And Cut French Fries?

Sep 25, 2017
Q: I peeled and sliced a LOT of potatoes for homemade French fries - ended up not cooking them yet. They've been in cold water for 10 days in the refrigerator, are still white and healthy looking. Are they safe to rinse, dry and fry - and eat?
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Fry sauce and ketchup on fries I get, but do you have any other suggestions for dipping sauces for French fries?

Aug 1, 2017
Q: Do you have any other suggestions for dipping sauces for French fries?
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What Variety Of Potatoes Did McDonald’s Use?

Jul 24, 2017
Q: I heard that McDonald’s used to make their fries fresh and use animal fat. What variety of potatoes did they use? What else changed over the years?
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When Blanching Fries How Long Will They Keep In A Cooler & What Piece Of Equipment Would You Recommend For A Spin Dry?

May 24, 2017
Q: How long will the blanched (in oil) fries last in the cooler? What would piece of equipment would you recommend for a spin dry!
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Tips And Tricks To The Best Oven French Fries From Idaho Russets Potatoes

Mar 24, 2017
Q: I want to fix oven fries from fresh Idaho Russets but they always turn out with a blotchy surface, some parts of the potato are golden brown and the rest is pale. Sometimes they never brown at all. Any tips?
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