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Tater Talk September 2019

september 2019

Curried Potato and Broccoli Soup

As the chilly months begin to settle in, it's time to start thinking about recipes that will warm you up when the temperatures begin to drop. And, nothing warms you up quicker than a piping hot bowl of soup. This thick and hearty Curried Potato and Broccoli Soup has a medley of robust flavors that celebrate the arrival of fall. Made with chicken stock, broccoli florets, Idaho® potatoes, milk, curry, garlic powder, onions, and butter, this spud-sational soup will make you feel cozier than snuggling up next to a crackling fire.

For more Idaho® potato soup recipes visit the IPC Website.

News

Thank a Farmer: Brett Jensen

This month’s featured farmer is Brett Jensen from Idaho Falls. Brett, a third generation farmer, and his wife Kristy have six kids - Jace, Rylee, Brayden, Karsen, Bella, and Sophie (his daughter-in-law). Brett started Brett Jensen Farms right out of college. He’s proud to be an Idaho® potato farmer and hopes his family will someday help him run the business. His favorite way to eat an Idaho® potato is baked with a pat of butter. 

The Big Idaho® Potato Truck is Making a Stop at Mooyah Burger in Billings, MT

The Big Idaho® Potato Truck is heading to Billings, MT for its last official stop of the 2019 Tour. It’s going to spend the afternoon at the local Mooyah Burger, a fast-growing burger chain famous for its hand-cut Idaho® potato fries. The Truck will be there from 3PM to 8PM. Say hello to the all-female tater team and learn what makes our 4-ton spud so special! If you’re bummed you missed the Truck this year, the 2020 Tour schedule will be live in February.

 

Video

Roasted Idaho® Potato Hummus Bowl

Fresh, healthy, and vibrant, this Roasted Idaho® Potato Hummus Bowl from food blogger Lisa Lin is the perfect dish to pack for lunch, especially since it’s so easy to prep the night before. Made with olive oil, romaine lettuce, garlic granules, cucumbers, kalamata olives, hummus, and topped with parsley, mint, sumac, and black pepper, this flavor packed bowl is nutritious to the core. Add crumbled feta cheese for a zesty kick. With Mediterranean flavors and fresh ingredients, you’ll feel like it’s summer again! 

To learn how to make more Idaho® potato dishes visit the IPC YouTube page. 
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Ask Dr. Potato

Q: Is there any health risk from storing potatoes in water in the refrigerator for longer than 24 hours?

A: There is no health risk associated with storing potatoes in water for longer than 24 hours. But be sure to always wash your hands or wear kitchen gloves if you have any exposed cuts before handling the potatoes to prevent contamination. 

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