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Are Idaho Russets Considered A Waxy Potato?

Jul 7, 2017
Q: Are Idaho® Potatoes considered waxy? I found a delicious sounding recipe for a potato salad that calls for waxy potatoes. All I have at home at Idaho russets.
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Can Serving Two Types Of Potatoes Help My Overall Food Cost At Breakfast?

Jun 23, 2017
Q: Can Serving Two Types Of Potatoes Help My Overall Food Cost At Breakfast?
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What’s A Couple Of Secrets To Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Jun 1, 2017
Q: We are having company over, do you have any secrets for making mashed Idaho russet potatoes? I don’t have a ricer, just an old fashioned masher.
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I Ran Across This Picture Of Two Glass Containers Of French Fries On Your Web Site, But There Is No Explanation. What’s Up?

May 30, 2017
Q: What does a scale and two containers of French fries have to do with Idaho potatoes? Is there a story behind this picture on the internet?
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When Should I Salt Fries?

May 26, 2017
Q: Looking for some advice. I make fresh cut French fries from Idaho potatoes at the restaurant daily. I was reading an article about a place in San Francisco that cuts the fry strips into a pickle brine and customers rave about the taste. Will I save money on salt if I add some salt and white wine vinegar to the water versus salting after the fries come out of the fryer?
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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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Is Is Safe To "Bake" Potatoes In A Slow Cooker?

May 16, 2017
Q: Is is safe to "bake" potatoes in a slow cooker? It sounds like a recipe for food poisoning to me.
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Why Is There A Pink Streak In My Russet Potato?

Apr 27, 2017
Q: I recently cut into a russet and it had a long line of pink running across top. Looked like I cut it in half and ran a pink highlighter across the length about 1/4 inch from the side. Is that normal?
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How Do I Prevent My Peeled Idaho®Potatoes From Graying?

Apr 21, 2017
Q: I sliced russet potatoes in a food processor then parboiled in milk, cream, salt and pepper Then refrigerated them in an aluminum pan overnight. The next day most of them were greyish color with black outline, I had to dispose of them. I use aluminum pans when making potato salad by parboiling the potatoes and nothing ever happened. Was it the food processor, type of potato, alum pan or all the above. I never want to be in this situation again.
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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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