28 Reasons to Celebrate Potato Lover's Month

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Eagle, ID (December 2014) — February is Potato Lover’s Month. That means there are 28 days to feature infinitely versatile Idaho® Potatoes on your menu. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) suggests delighting customers with a daily Idaho® Potato special. For operators who don’t have 28 potato recipes, the Idaho Potato Commission offers this handy solution: at foodservice.idahopotato.com/recipes, they will find over 400 chef-driven recipes featuring America’s favorite tuber.


From the innovative and upscale dishes presented in the annual IPC Chef’s Calendar, to recipes saluting Perfect Potato Pairings ranging from Asiago cheese to Zucchini, to global flavors, the Idaho Potato Commission delivers both the recipes and the product know-how to capitalize on the merchandising and sales potential of Potato Lover’s Month.

To find the right Idaho® potato variety for a recipe or signature dish, request a complimentary copy of the IPC varietal brochure, Bringing Variety to the Plate. For recipe inspiration, browse foodservice.idahopotato.com/recipes. While on the site, check out the helpful size guide and Idaho® potato preparation tips, and find answers and solutions to operational and culinary FAQs.

In honor of 2015 Potato Lover’s Month, Don Odiorne, VP Foodservice for the Idaho Potato Commission, lists 28 of his all-time menu favorites:

1. Zucchini, Spinach and Idaho® Potato Dumplings

2. Idaho® Potato and Spinach Gnocchi


3. Idaho® Potato-Crusted Red Snapper with Potato and Brussel Sprout Hash

4. Pot-Pot Vegetarian Potato Medley Pot

5. Spring Vegetarian Poutine with Fresh Spring Peas, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, and Dill Bechamel

6. Pan-Seared Halibut with Rock Shrimp Hash & Basil Mashed Idaho® Potatoes

7. Russet-Wrapped Shrimp Pops

8. Idaho® Russet Potato Ravioli with Chile Beef Short Rib

9. Idaho® Potato Arancini

10. Idaho® Potato and Sweet Corn Vichyssoise

11. Parmesan Fried Idaho® Potatoes

12. Potato-Mushroom Pie with Caramelized Onions

13. BBQ Potato Chips

14. Idaho® Potato Pancakes with Chanterelles, Walnut and Basil Oil

15. Lucha Libre Idaho® Tater Tacos

16. Pork Tots

17. Idaho® Potato Baked Potato Pork Belly Pastrami

18. Garlic Mashed Idaho® Potato Pizza

19. Lobster Nicoise

20. JB Hash with Braised Beef Shortribs

21. No Buns About It Idaho® Burger Loaf

22. Street Cart Idaho® Fries

23. Chef Wendy Jordan's "Get-A-Man" Potatoes with Dijon Aioli and Roasted Garlic Jus

24. Baked Idaho® Potato with King Crab and Gouda

25. All Blue Idaho® Potato Tabouli

26. Idaho® Potato Chip Bacon Toffee Brittle

27. Potato Beignets

28. Hasselback Potatoes

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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