Posts Tagged ‘potato skins’

Properly Washing Potatoes

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014


Q. We eat potatoes, skins and all. Before eating all we do is wash them in clear water with a brush. Is that enough to remove any anti-sprouting agent that may remain on the potato?


Potato Chips

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Here are three things you can do right now, I promise, that will improve how your home made potato chips turn out and one bonus idea!

Calabrian Licorice Idaho® Potato Chips


Use The Right Potato For The Job

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Q. I’ve noticed that some chefs call for the same size potato for multiple uses, kind of an all-purpose size. They typically call for an Idaho® Russet. As a culinary student I find this confusing… it seems like it would cost more to buy a big potato when you are just going to cut it up.

Potato-Centric Restaurant Concepts

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Q.  I love potatoes and can’t get enough of them when I eat out. Are there restaurant concepts where potatoes get the respect on the menu they deserve?


The Best Hand-Cut Idaho® French Fry Yield

Friday, July 11th, 2014

For the best hand-cut Idaho® French fry yield, we recommend using U.S. grade No. 1 fresh Idaho® Potatoes, 7-15 oz. packed 90 to 70 count in 50 lb. cartons or 12 oz. and larger No. 2 potatoes packed in paper bags. Fresh, unpeeled potatoes for frying should be stored in a dark, cool area, preferably at 55° degrees F. Do not refrigerate, as temperatures below 42° degrees F cause potato starch to turn to sugar. Check the cutting blades, replace if jagged.



Can You Peel Potatoes With Sandpaper?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Q. Hi Doc, I was wondering if I could peel potatoes with sandpaper and is it safe?


Proper Steps to Storing Peeled Potatoes

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Q. How long can you store peeled potatoes? Will peeled potatoes go bad if left out of the refrigerator? Can cubed peeled potatoes sit in water overnight? Can you peel raw potatoes and leave them in water overnight?

Should I Be Eating The Skin Of The Potato?

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Q. I just eat the insides of a baked potato but my girlfriend says the skin is even better for me to consume. Is she right? Should I eat the entire potato or peel the skin? Help me understand the why! Will I lose some of the nutrition if I always peel my russet potatoes for mashed, fries, hash browns, etc.?

Is There An Increase In Potato Consumption Due To The Stressful Economy?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Q. Are you seeing fast food and casual dining guests order more potatoes because they are a comfort food, or a comforting food, against the stress of the economy?

Potato Dishes Besides French Fries in a Brew Pub

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Q. I own a brew pub and want to incorporate some potato dishes besides fries into my menu. Any suggestions?

A. First of all, I think that’s a great idea. Not all side dishes need to be fried for health reasons, but also because this puts a lot of strain on one piece of equipment. If you already have fried chicken, fish tacos, and a bunch of fried appetizers, plus the French fries, you know that the kitchen would be up in arms if you introduced any more things that have to be fried.

Baking a potato and then using it as a side dish is a great idea, but so is this recipe for skin on mashed potatoes. Paired with a traditional British “banger” or with these smaller ones, makes for a tasty meal:
Bangers and Skin-On Idaho Mashed Potatoes

This recipe for Idaho® Baked Potato Salad from the Burger & Brew joint in Miami recently won “Best Side Dish” at the 2011 Burger Bash held in South Beach Florida.  This recipe is from a very compact kitchen facility, so it’s not complicated at all to add to the menu:
Baked Idaho® Potato Salad

And here is another baked potato salad that uses left over baked potatoes:
Baked Potato Salad