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Is it Possible to "Can" Potatoes?

Oct 26, 2020
Q: Can you still "can" potatoes if they sat out in lemon water overnight, unrefrigerated?
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Are the Yellow Patches on My Homegrown Potatoes Safe to Eat?

Oct 19, 2020
Q: My potatoes have yellow patches on them when peeled, are they okay to eat? They are homegrown.
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Are Refrigerated Boiled Potatoes Safe to Eat After Five Days?

Oct 12, 2020
Q: I kept boiled potatoes in the refrigerator for five days (covered in a plastic container), are they still safe to eat?
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Fun Halloween Recipes Using Potatoes

Oct 5, 2020
Q: Do you have any Halloween recipes using Idaho® potatoes?
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The Difference Between Waxy and Starchy Potatoes?

Sep 14, 2020
Q: Are any waxy potatoes big? What’s the biggest waxy potato? Are any starchy potatoes small? What’s the smallest starchy potato? Can any type of potato be either starchy or waxy depending on its size?
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Why Do My Potatoes Taste Gritty?

Sep 8, 2020
Q: Why Do My Potatoes Taste Gritty?
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Why Do Some Potatoes Turn Pasty After Mashing?

Aug 14, 2020
Q: Why did my potatoes turn pasty after mashing? What did I do wrong?
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Should Baked Potatoes Be Cooled in the Fridge or at Room Temperature?

Aug 7, 2020
Q: Should Baked Potatoes Be Cooled in the Fridge or at Room Temperature?
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My Potatoes Taste Sweet, What Caused This and What Should I Do?

Aug 5, 2020
Q: Sometimes my potatoes have a sweet flavor to them. Someone told me if they were stored in too cold of a place the starch breaks down and turns to sugar. Is that true? I have a 15 lb bag of russet potatoes that taste sweet. Is there anything I can do with them so I don’t taste that sweet flavor?
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How Do I Know When My Oil is Ready for the Final Fry Without a Thermometer?

Jul 31, 2020
Q: Hello from South Africa! How do I know when my oil is ready for the final fry of french fries (we call them chips here) without a thermometer?
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