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I Forgot about Peeled Potatoes in the Refrigerator for a Week. Are these Still Okay to Eat?

Dec 28, 2020
Q: I peeled, diced, rinsed and refrigerated yellow potatoes, but unfortunately I forgot about them. One week later they still look fine, there's no odor or discoloring, just a little white on the edges. Can these potatoes be cooked and eaten? I want to make potato pancakes with them. 
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Why Didn't My Potatoes Cook All The Way Through?

Dec 22, 2020
Q: We had an interesting thing happen with a hamburger casserole. As usual, I peeled and thinly sliced the potatoes. The casserole was baked, covered, with browned ground beef and two soups. I added a little water. About half of the potato slices didn't cook thoroughly; they were crunchy. What happened? 
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Dr. Potato's Favorite Idaho® Potato Holiday Dish

Dec 18, 2020
Q: Dr. Potato, What is your favorite Idaho® Potato dish to prepare during the holidays?
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How to Store Cooked Potatoes?

Nov 27, 2020
Q: What type of container do I use to store cooked potatoes?
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Does the Freshness of a Potato Matter?

Nov 27, 2020
Q: Does the freshness of a potato matter? Specifically, does a "just-harvested" potato have any better qualities than say a properly stored one-month old potato?
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How to Make the Perfect Mashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2020
Q: I am in charge of the mashed potatoes this year for Thanksgiving and need some advice on how to make them perfect, please help!
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How Do I Know What Kind of Idaho® Russet Potatoes I am Buying?

Nov 23, 2020
Q: I always buy russet potatoes from Idaho at my local grocery store, but how do I which variety I am purchasing?
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How Do I know When My Potatoes Are Done in My Pot Roast?

Nov 17, 2020
Q: I am making a pot roast for dinner tonight, but I'm not sure how to tell when my potatoes are done cooking. Any advice?
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Can I Freeze Fresh Potatoes?

Nov 2, 2020
Q: Is it possible to freeze fresh potatoes?
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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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