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Tater Talk August 2016: Back To School!

august 2016

It's Back To School Time!

The school year is about to start, are your kids ready? They may not want to say goodbye to summer just yet, but these quick and easy back-to-school Idaho® potato recipes will have your sleepy little ones rolling out of bed faster than you can say “breakfast is ready!” Warm and gooey Chocolate Chip Idaho® Potato Poppers are perfect for those hectic mornings, just make them ahead of time and toss them in the microwave. Get ready for the new school year with these fun recipes for kids…»



Big Idaho® Potato Truck Video Contest

The Big Idaho® Potato Truck has announced a new video contest! Tater fans have a chance to win up to $3,000 by sending in a short video – either of them preparing your favorite Idaho® potato recipe or simply hamming it up in front of the camera with your favorite spud. There’s even a category for videos filmed at any of the upcoming stops the Truck makes on its cross-country tour. The first ten people to enter the contest will receive a 15-pound box of fresh Idaho® potatoes; participants can enter here…»


Perfect Potato Pairings: Peruvian Flavors

Peruvian cuisine is known for its wide variety of colors and tastes, so it’s no wonder that Peruvian-inspired dishes like these mouth-watering Idaho® Peruvian Potato Cakes are popping up on menus across the country. Did you know that approximately 200 potato varieties, like fingerlings, Purple Peruvians, yellows and reds are grown in Peru, while about 30 varieties are grown in Idaho? Check out a few of our favorite recipes that pair classic Peruvian flavors with Idaho® potatoes on our website...»


Chef Chris Koetke of Kendall College Chicago

Looking for something to use besides breadcrumbs to coat your chicken or fish? Chef Chris Koetke of Kendall College Chicago takes you inside his kitchen and demonstrates how to jazz up sautéed meals using dehydrated Idaho® potato flakes as breading! The flakes add a crispy crunch to the outside while sealing in all the juices. Learn about this useful (and tasty!) technique on our YouTube page…»

Ask Dr. Potato: Can Idaho® Potatoes Be Used to Make Doughnuts?

A: Pairing potatoes with baked goods and desserts? Not such a foreign concept if we talk breads, cakes and donuts. For example, using mashed Idaho® potatoes in donuts is a long-standing technique (before Dunkin’ Donuts®, there was Spudnuts®). Potatoes give the finished donut a denser texture, locking in moisture and extending shelf life.
Our newest video beautifully demonstrates how to create Idaho® Potato Doughnut Holes with Salted Caramel Glaze. Watch it here...»


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