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What Causes Runny Or Wet Potato Salad?

Sep 18, 2017
Q: What causes runny or wet potato salad?
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How Should I Store Potatoes In A Warm Climate? Can They Be Kept In Fridge?

Sep 11, 2017
Q: How should I store potatoes in a warm climate? Can they be kept in fridge?
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Why Are My Fresh Cut Fries Turning Dark So Quickly?

Sep 6, 2017
Q: I’m not doing anything different with my fresh cut fries but they are turning out dark and limp after sitting for just a few minutes. My sales person said they are transitioning from old crop to new crop. What does that mean?
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How Do I Determine How Old The Carton Of Potatoes Are That Were Delivered To My Restaurant Today? Some Are Shriveled Up But Others Are Still Wet.

Aug 28, 2017
Q: Exactly how old are my potatoes that I ordered from the food service distributor this week? They are supposed to be new crop. How can I find out?
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How do I make REALLY CREAMY potato salad?

Aug 17, 2017
Q: How do I make REALLY CREAMY potato salad? Does adding apple cider vinegar to the cooked potatoes while they're cooling help with the creaminess? I have a friend who makes a really creamy potato salad (it's very plain with no addition of celery or eggs) and when asked what the secret is she just said she adds a good mayonnaise. Is there a secret to make it really creamy?
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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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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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