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Mashed Potatoes Insight

Sep 13, 2010
Q: What’s hot with mashed potatoes right now?
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Proper Baking Time for Potatoes

Sep 10, 2010
Q: What is the proper baking time for a nice dry and fluffy Idaho® Russet potato?
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My French Fries Taste Odd...

Aug 9, 2010
Q: My French fries taste odd, what’s up?
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Potato Inspiration

Aug 6, 2010
Q: I need some potato inspiration, any ideas?
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My Potato Dishes Taste Bland...

Aug 4, 2010
Q: My potato dishes are not getting as many compliments as I had hoped. I’m using good ingredients, what’s wrong?
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Trimming costs with Idaho® Potatoes

Aug 2, 2010
Q: With the economy turning around so slowly, I’ve exhausted my skills at trimming labor costs and substituting expensive cuts of meat for less utilized cuts like hanger steak. I’ve put salads and pastas on the menu with chicken, salmon and shrimp, instead of more exotic choices. Now what?
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Mashed Potatoes Made Simple

Jul 30, 2010
Q: Unfortunately it’s just too hard to make mashed potatoes from scratch anymore; with the labor costs at our unit and the high volume. Mashed potatoes are a popular side dish so we sell a lot of it. Do you have any suggestions on keeping this a signature item?
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How to Bake Potatoes for a Large Group

Jul 28, 2010
Q: Can you please tell me how to bake potatoes for a group of 40 people?
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Why is My Potato Salad Watery?

Jul 26, 2010
Q: When I make my famous Idaho potato salad sometimes it comes out watery.  Do you know what causes this?
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Proper Way to Store Cooked Idaho Potatoes

Jul 23, 2010
Q: When cooking baked potatoes I usually cook extras (in tin foil) because there are so many things that I can do with them.  After they’ve cooled I usually put them in the fridge but then have to take them out to warm up for using.  However, my husband said it would be ok to leave them on the counter until ready to use.  I wanted to find out what is the proper way to store already cooked potatoes. A. I’m sorry to say that your husband loses this argument.  Think about potatoes wrapped in foil just like you would when canning vegetables.  Would you cook the vegetables and put them in a glass jar, seal it up and then leave it at room temperature?
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