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What Happened To “Stay White” Powder?

Apr 18, 2017
Q:  Many years ago we used a white powder in water to soak our freshly cut fries to prevent discoloration. I believe it was called "stay white" powder, can you help me find where to buy some?
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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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Consumer Attributes To Look For In Fresh Cut French Fries Made On Premise?

Mar 2, 2017
Q: What consumer attributes should I be looking for in our fresh cut French fries made on premise?
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I Heard That A Potato, Freshly Harvested In The Fall In Idaho Can Heal Itself In Storage. Is That True?

Feb 16, 2017
Q: Seriously, can a potato, freshly harvested in the fall in Idaho heal itself in storage. Is that possibly true? How long does it take? What are signs that this has happened?
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What consumer attributes should I be looking for in our fresh cut French fries made on premise?

Feb 6, 2017
Q: What consumer attributes should I be looking for in our fresh cut French fries made on premise?
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How Do I Prevent My Fries From Sticking Together When Frying?

Nov 16, 2016
Q: After cutting my ribbon fries and dropping them in the fryer I have problems with the fries sticking together. What should the frying temperature be?
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The Dark Side or The Light Years of Potatoes Explained

Nov 3, 2016
Q: I was just in Denver, restaurant hopping and I noticed the fries at several were shoestring cuts and very dark. They were crisp and delicious, but seemed overcooked to me. A couple of places said they used Idaho potatoes, what is going on?
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Manage your food costs without changing the portion size of the French fries

Aug 26, 2016
Q: My goal is to give customers a hot crispy, fresh out of the fryer, five-ounce portion of cooked frozen French fries. However, my employees must be serving more than that because when I do the math we always come up short for the projected yield.
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Can I Purchase No.2 Potatoes In Cartons?

Jul 5, 2016
Q: Can I get No. 2 potatoes in boxes or cartons for my fresh cut fries? It would seem that the potatoes would stack easier than the bags and our employees might not have to be so careful about opening the bag and having potatoes spill out before we have finished using each bag. I have already stopped using the burlap bags as I found that if I didn’t get the burlap off the potatoes completely sometimes the fries looked like they might have a human hair when the burlap piece turned black from the fryer.
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Idaho® Potato and Fryer Oil

Jan 12, 2016
Q: We have decided to open a restaurant concept that will serve fresh cut French fries, similar to gourmet burger fast casual but focused on chicken sandwiches. I know we need to keep the chicken breaded breasts in a separate fryer from the potatoes, and want to use Idaho russets. If you were to pretend that I am the student and you are the educator, what do I need to know about Idaho potatoes and fryer oil? Do you have a presentation I could share with my operations team?
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