Storing Prepared Baked Potatoes For A Large Event

May 15th, 2015

Q. We are doing a large potato bar for 600…after we bake the potatoes (no foil!), we would like to go ahead and fluff them and then wrap with foil. We thought they would be easier/faster to serve if they were already opened when the guest is at the buffet.

Good idea? If so, how long will they keep? We have warmers/holding ovens.

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Dr. Potato: How can I tell when my baked potatoes are done?

May 5th, 2015

Q. Sometimes at home I fix a single baked potato for dinner, sometimes for the family I bake 4-5 at a time. How can I easily tell when they are done?

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Feeding 100 Hashbrowns or Home Fried Potatoes

May 1st, 2015

Q. I’m dicing Yukon Gold potatoes to make hash browns or home fried potatoes. How many pounds of potatoes should I use? There will be other sides. It’s a breakfast with: eggs, grits, and oatmeal as options and or additions to each plate.

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It’s All In The Potato Description…

April 16th, 2015

Q. Would enhancing the description or playing upon the style of cooking or quality of ingredients help my baked potato sales? I do use Idaho Russet Burbank’s but on the menu it just lists as Baked Taters…

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Potassium, A Natural Electrolyte, Is Abundant In Potatoes

April 14th, 2015

Q. I have heard that potatoes have as much potassium as a banana, is that true?

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What’s In Instant Mashed Potatoes? How Are They Made And Are There A Ton Of Additives?

April 11th, 2015

Q. Are instant mashed potatoes really made from potatoes or is it some fabricated chemical combination of things made to taste mostly like potatoes?

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The Eight Dollar Tater® Tot

April 9th, 2015

Q. I want a decadent appetizer that has a great food cost and includes potatoes. Have you seen anything in your travels that would make a terrific bar food choice?

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Build Your Own Everything With Baked potatoes

April 8th, 2015

Q. I was in an interesting pizza restaurant the other day, 800 Degrees in Westwood California and I noticed that they offered three basic pies and then a bunch of upscale toppings, each priced at $1. This intrigues me. Have you ever seen a QSR or fast food place do this with Idaho baked potatoes?

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Dr. Potato 2015 “Is It Real?” What Does The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck “Spud” Really Look Like Without Its Clothes?

April 2nd, 2015

Q. Some people may be fooled, but I’m not. That giant Idaho potato that has been touring the country isn’t real. I want to know what it looks like underneath that russet colored skin.

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What does “Break for Potatoes” Mean for Some Kids?

March 23rd, 2015

Q. When I was a kid, growing up in an area in Oregon that was dominated by agriculture I remember getting time off from high school to go pick raspberries and my friends in Idaho got to do this with potatoes. Do school kids still do this?

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