Idaho Potato Commission Gears Up for Potato Lover's Month

Large Idaho® Russets are Plentiful, So are Cost-Effective Recipes to Stuff or Share

Eagle, Idaho (January 7, 2013) — Potato Lover’s Month 2013 arrives with good news for restaurant operators and their potato-loving customers. The popular 10-ounce and above, “steakhouse” sized Idaho® Russets are in good supply. For operators, that means plenty of seasonal opportunities to profit from tasty, economical Idaho® potatoes.

In preparation for upcoming promotions (think February for Potato Lover’s Month and Valentine’s Day), the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has collected a baker’s dozen of 13 recipes that feature large sized Idaho® Russets in cost-effective, single-serve and shareable preparations. From elegant Lobster-Stuffed Idaho® Potatoes to rustic BBQ Potato Chips, the Idaho Potato Commission website (foodservice.idahopotato.com) offers menu ideas that will dazzle customers and boost the bottom line with add-on orders for entrées, appetizers and sides.

Lobster Stuffed Potato

For more information on Potato Lover’s Month and other promotional opportunities, contact Don Odiorne, IPC Vice President-Foodservice, at don.odiorne@potato.idaho.gov. For foodservice product information, merchandising and educational materials, and the IPC recipe database, visit foodservice.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 trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho’s ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.

For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.
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