IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION KICKS OFF HOLIDAY READY RECIPE CONTEST

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EAGLE, ID (November 15, 2016) -- Attention food fanatics and chefs extraordinaire! During the month of November enter your favorite Idaho® potato recipe for a chance to win a $1,500 cash prize, a myriad of kitchen appliances from Kenmore® and a 15 lb. bag of fresh Idaho® potatoes. In addition to the prizes awarded for first, second and third place, a $500 “Social Spud” prize will be given to the recipe receiving the most “likes” on the contest page, encouraging contestants to share their recipe entry on their social media channels. “This contest is a smart way for three well-known reputable brands to get folks across the country excited about baking and cooking with Idaho® potatoes during the holiday season,” explained Frank Muir, President and CEO, Idaho Potato Commission (IPC). “We believe this could be the biggest recipe contest in the IPC’s history in terms of number of entries received and total reach to consumers and the media. And that means more great recipes for us to try and share with family and friends!” To be eligible, all entries must be received by 11:59 PM MST, November 31, 2016 and include the following:

  • Use fresh, frozen or dehydrated Idaho® potatoes
  • Include complete recipe ingredient list and directions
  • Submit a high quality recipe photo
  • Provide a brief recipe description 

Prizes include:

  • First Place: $1,500 cash and a full suite of Kenmore® small kitchen appliances
  • Second Place: Kenmore® small kitchen appliance and a 15 lb. bag of Idaho® potatoes
  • Third Place: Kenmore® small kitchen appliance and a 15 lb. bag of Idaho® potatoes
  • Social Spud: $500 cash for the recipe with the most votes

Recipes will be reviewed and tested by representatives from the IPC and judged on their combination of creativity, taste, ease of preparation, and, of course, use of Idaho® potatoes. Winners will be notified by December 10, 2016. The winning recipe will be featured on the IPC’s website and social media channels. To find out more visit the contest page here.

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About The Idaho Potato Commission 

Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho™” seal, a federally registered certification mark that assures consumers 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, which differentiates Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.