Spooky Spuds That Are Frighteningly Delicious

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Idaho Potato Commission Offers Seven New Recipes For Ghouls and Goblins of All Ages!

Eagle, ID, October 16, 2014 – Not many think of stocking up on potatoes for Halloween, but this year the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is offering seven new reasons to make sure spuds are at the top of the grocery list.

Idaho® potatoes have been transformed into spooky spuds like these Idaho Potato Candy Spiders with the help of seven new Halloween recipes.

Candy Spiders


This season, the IPC sourced recipes from two new partners: the Sunday Supper Movement, an online community dedicated to bringing back Sunday Supper around the family table, and food blogger Nicole Presley, to create unique and delicious Halloween recipes that are as fun to eat as they are to make.

“No other season demonstrates the versatility of Idaho® potatoes better than Halloween,” explained Frank Muir, President and CEO, IPC. “What other nutrient-dense food in the produce aisle can be transformed into a skull, a spider, or a mummy, and still taste delicious?”

Sunday Supper members submitted their creatively disguised potato dishes and the IPC selected six to share with spud lovers across the country. Several of the recipes are even grab-and-go snacks that make perfect nibbles for busy trick-or-treaters:

- Chocolate Idaho® Potato Skull Cake by Renee Dobbs, Magnolia Days
- Devilish Idaho® Potato Mummies by Bobbi Burleson, Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Idaho® Potato Candy Spiders by Liz Berg, The Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Loaded Mashed Idaho® Potato Spider Web Casserole by Courtney Rowland, Neighbor Food
- Stuffed Idaho® Potato Spiders by Isabel Reis Laessig, Family Foodie
- Twice Baked Idaho® Potato Graves by Renee Goerger, Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Halloween is one of Nicole Presley’s favorite holidays and it’s evident in her latest Presley’s Pantry webisode where she demonstrates how to make Mexican Poutine Smashers. Not only does she successfully masquerade smashed fingerling potatoes, she’s barely recognizable by the end of the video! Check it out here: Mexican Poutine Smashers from Presley's Pantry.

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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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