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My Hash Browns Have Thawed. What Do I Do?!

Mar 2, 2015
Q: I have several packages of hash browns in my garage refrigerator freezer. I noticed that the freezer is not keeping them frozen solid. They are soft, but still very cold and have ice crystals. Is there a risk with cooking and eating them? If so, what specifically would be the concern?
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How To Preserve Fresh Cut Fries

Aug 22, 2014
Q: We want to preserve our fresh cut fries and have been told to submerge them in a bath of cold water with E233 to preserve the freshness. What are your comments on how effective this method would be?
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Eating Left-Over Potatoes

Jun 11, 2014
Q: I have forgotten which episode and cannot find it on his website but Dr. Oz said not to eat leftover baked potatoes and gave the reason(s). Do you have any idea what he was talking about? I usually eat one-half of a baked potato one night and the other half the next night.
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Can I Eat Leftover Baked Potatoes?

Apr 2, 2014
Q: I have forgotten which episode and cannot find it on his website but Dr. Oz said not to eat leftover baked potatoes and gave the reason(s).  Do you have any idea what he was talking about?  I usually eat one-half of a baked potato one night and the other half the next night.
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Dr. Potato Loves All Potatoes Not Just The One’s Recommended By Prevention Magazine -Organic Potatoes

Feb 7, 2014
Q: Prevention Magazine suggests that consumers pick only organic potatoes for their consumption. While organic is available most times at the markets I shop at, they are more expensive, especially when I buy for my family, usually wanting 5-10 pounds at a time. Are conventional potatoes as bad as they make them out to be?
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Is It Safe To Prepare A Potato Dish With Dairy Products In Advance To Serving It?

Sep 24, 2013
Q: Can I make a recipe for mashed potatoes that contains cream cheese a week in advance and then reheat to serve?
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How should I store my prepared potatoes?

Apr 9, 2013
Q: I made a mashed potato and sardine mix for something similar to the croquettes on your recipe website. Should I store this mixture at room temperature, in the fridge, or in the freezer?
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Keeping a Large Number of Idaho® Potatoes Hot for 8 Hours

Dec 11, 2012
Q: I need to keep at least 500 to 1000 large Idaho baked potatoes hot for about 8 hours and still be able to serve them up. I know from past experience that I was able to keep them relatively fresh by using an ice chest. But that was only for 150 large bakers. All I have for heat are two large BBQ's. Please let me know if this is possible.
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Are Black Potatoes Safe to Eat?

Sep 7, 2012
Q: Last night I started cooking green beans and potatoes in the crock pot, which I covered first with aluminum foil and then the lid, which didn’t fit tightly. I set the crockpot to warm overnight, but when I checked it this morning some of the potatoes were blackened. Are they still safe to eat?
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Keeping partially grilled potatoes in foil and fridge

Jun 21, 2012
Q: How many days can you safely keep partially grilled potatoes in the same foil and in the fridge?
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