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What Is A Hearty And Easy Idaho® Potato Dish I Can Make On A Weeknight?

Nov 7, 2017
Q: I’m looking for something hearty that I can serve my family on a weeknight when the weather turns cold. Oh, and some like meat, some don’t so it needs to be flexible enough to accommodate different tastes. We all like potatoes, mostly French fries and mashed potatoes from our favorite restaurants. Any suggestions?
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Can I Boil My Potatoes With Skin On 2 Days Before I Make Potato Salad? Using Whole Potatoes?

Oct 30, 2017
Q: Can I boil my potatoes with skin on 2 days before I make potato salad? Using whole potatoes?
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I Am A Hosting Youth Halloween Party And Want To Know What Would Be The Best Way To Do A Mr. Potato Head Project?

Oct 16, 2017
Q: I am hosting a youth Halloween party and I want to do a "Mr. Potato Head" project with 20-30 next week. I need to know: 1) If I bake the potatoes ahead of time, then put them into the refrigerator, how long can they stay out at room temperature while the kids decorate them? 2) Then what is the best way to reheat them so the kids can eat them?
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I Love Idaho® Potatoes And Other Root Vegetables Such As Beets. Do You Have Any Recipes That Combine The Two!

Oct 9, 2017
Q: I love Idaho® potatoes and other root vegetables such as beets. Do you have any recipes that combine the two.
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Testing My Idaho Potatoes For Sugar Accumulation With Diabetic Test Strips. Anything More Advanced Available?

Oct 2, 2017
Q: Testing my Idaho Potatoes for sugar accumulation with Diabetic Test Strips for fresh cut French fries. Anything more advanced available?
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Is Ten Days To Long To Wait And Cook Peeled And Cut French Fries?

Sep 25, 2017
Q: I peeled and sliced a LOT of potatoes for homemade French fries - ended up not cooking them yet. They've been in cold water for 10 days in the refrigerator, are still white and healthy looking. Are they safe to rinse, dry and fry - and eat?
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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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