Tater Talk August 2020: Plan Your Backyard Summer Feast!

august 2020

Greek Lemon Potatoes

The perfect side to your outdoor summer feast, these bursting-with-flavor Greek Lemon Potatoes pair well with just about any meats or veggies from the grill. Made with Idaho® russet potatoes, chicken broth, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, semolina, oregano and salt, these citrusy taters are an all-around winner -- delicious, healthy and easy-to-make. Baking the potatoes twice ensures their edges become slightly brown and crispy. Top the finished dish with fresh lemon slices and parsley or other dried or fresh herbs you have on hand before serving for a special touch.

For more Idaho®  potato side dish recipes visit the IPC website.


Featured Farmer: Klaren Koompin

This month’s featured Idaho® potato farmer is Klaren Koompin from American Falls, Idaho. Klaren and his wife Cheryl have two grown children, Kael and Kamren; Kamren and his wife Brianna have one daughter, Kwin. Klaren is a third generation farmer and loves that he is able to grow a food that feeds the world, and he enjoys the healthy outdoor lifestyle farming provides. His favorite ways to eat potatoes are baked with olive oil and salt and in the form of McDonald's french fries. 

Shop the Idaho® Potato Online Store for New Kitchen Items

Need some new kitchen items? As more people are cooking at home these days, having the right tools to make meals is important. The Idaho® potato online store offers a variety of cooking staples like cutting boards; kitchen scissors; potato scrubbers and peelers; aprons and dish towels.
The store also offers fun Idaho® potato swag like T-shirts and socks so you can stay at home in style! 


Basic Hassleback Idaho® Potatoes

In about a minute, food blogger Lisa Lin demonstrates how to make an all-time classic potato dish, Basic Hassleback Idaho® Potatoes. If you've ever wondered how to perfectly cut the spuds accordion-style, grab a knife and tune in! After the potatoes are sliced, submerge them in ice water with a squeeze of lemon to keep them from browning. Brush the potatoes with an herbed butter and bake at 400°F for an hour. When they're finished, add a little more melted butter with a pinch of salt and freshly chopped parsley or other dried herbs before serving. Want to make them a little more decadent? Add cheese and crumbled bacon to the folds for a truly spud-tacular meal experience! 

To learn how to make this recipe and more Idaho® potato dishes visit the Idaho® Potato YouTube page. 


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: How long can home fries stay out at room temperature and still be safe to eat?  

A: Cooked home fries should be discarded after two hours if left out at room temperature as bacteria begin to grow rapidly when perishable food items are not refrigerated in a timely manner.


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