Idaho Potato Commission Announces Russet Recipe Rescues

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Five Winning Recipes Shed Calories and Fat, Gain Nutrition and Boost Flavor

EAGLE, Idaho, February 4, 2014—The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) comes to the rescue! As part of its Russet Recipe Rescue competition, IPC selected a handful winning recipes in the greatest need of a rescue and remade them to trim calories and fat and gain nutrition while maintaining their delicious flavor.

The recipe makeovers allow the healthfulness of Idaho® potatoes to shine through. “Hundreds of people from across the country sent us their favorite recipes, knowing that they were in dire need of a nutrition fix,” said Frank Muir, President and CEO, IPC. “Our rescues show that Idaho® potatoes can play an important role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as long as they are paired with the right recipe partners.”

The winning recipes are:


  • Baked Potato Pizza, submitted by Tracy Murphy
    Rescued by replacing the high fat ingredients and adding broccoli

  • Ragin’ Chili Cheese Fries, submitted by Jeremy Gaza
    Rescued by oven-baking the fries and changing the cheese sauce

  • Rakot Krumpli, submitted by Agota Merrell
    Rescued by bumping up the protein and calcium

  • Fish and Potato Hot Salad, submitted by Hidemi Walsh
    Rescued by eliminating frying


Each winner earned a supermarket gift card and fresh Idaho® potatoes.

“We chose five very different recipes to showcase the versatility of potatoes,” explained Mindy Hermann, Registered Dietitian. “Once we remade the recipes, their strong nutrition profile and delicious flavor became obvious.”

To view the winning recipes and for more Idaho® potato recipes and meal ideas visit www.idahopotato.com.

About the Idaho Potato Commission
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered certification mark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho Potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance, that differentiates Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.

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