Tater Talk August 2022: Celebrate National Potato Day with Idaho® Spuds


Use Idaho® Spuds to Celebrate National Potato Day

National Potato Day is August 19 and we want to give all of our Idaho potato lovers a chance to win merch of their favorite vegetable to celebrate the momentous occasion! Head to the IPC Instagram page at the end of the month to test your luck on some free swag. If you’d prefer a more edible way to honor the holiday, we have delicious Idaho recipes to enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kick off the day with a 9-ingredient Spanish Potato Sausage Skillet; nothing screams lunchtime like Idaho Potato Medley Grilled Cheese, and once evening rolls around, finish off your bag of spuds by baking Barbecue Chicken and Avocado Potato Skins.

In need of more recipes for National Potato Day? Please click here.


Thankful for our Idaho® Potato Farmers

There is no better day to celebrate each and every Idaho potato farmer than National Potato Day! Without the sacrifices made daily by these individuals and families, our country would be left without its favorite vegetable. Take some time out of your day to read about our farmers: who they are, what they do, and why they do it. You might also find a few new ways to enjoy Idaho potatoes!

To thank an Idaho potato farmer, please click here.

Idaho® Potato Kids Zone

Back-to-school season has arrived, making hands-on learning activities more important than ever. We’ve got plenty of Fun for Kids activities to keep them occupied while you’re whipping up dinner. Idaho Potato Play Dough is fun and easy to make and can be learned through a Youtube video. For a lesson that requires less clean-up, download our coloring book, quiz, maze, or word search, or play our online games. If you’re ever in a pinch for dinner, we have a myriad of kids’ potato recipes on file to get your family fed.

Click here for more Kids Zone activities.

Loaded Idaho® Potato Kimchi Fries

The perfect blend of sweet, savory, chewy, and crispy is available with these Loaded Idaho Potato Kimchi Fries. Prepare your homemade bulgogi marinade and combine it with beef ribeye for one hour or overnight in the fridge. Thirty minutes before you’re ready to cook, combine carrots, daikon, sugar, salt, and vinegar in a bowl and let sit at room temperature. Set your skillet to high heat and cook bulgogi beef for 15 minutes until crispy and charred. Heat vegetable oil to 350F and fry in batches until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Crank the heat up to 375F and fry for an additional 1 to 2 minutes to create deep golden brown fries. Preheat your oven to 350F and melt cheese over fries for about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with bulgogi, kimchi, sriracha mayo, pickled vegetables, cilantro, scallions, and jalapeno. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Check out more Idaho potato recipes on the Idaho Potato YouTube page.


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: How should I store a potato after it is cooked? 

A: This depends on the cooking method. If baked, for example, you can wrap the potato in saran wrap or foil, or in a Tupperware-type container. Other methods like mashed or au gratin, can be stored in any bowl, plate, or Tupperware. Just be sure to cool the food to room temperature before covering. Consume within two days


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