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Tater Talk February 2020


Heart-Healthy Idaho® Potato and Chicken Skewers

February is American Heart Month, and there’s plenty of versatile and heart-y’  ways to include heart-healthy Idaho® potatoes in your meals. Succulent and tangy, these Heart-Healthy Idaho Potato® and Chicken Skewers pack a lemon and garlic one-two punch that will tantalize your taste buds! Perfect on a bed of fresh greens, these skewers are made with Idaho® blue, white and red potatoes, chicken breasts, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and lemon juice and zest. Have leftovers? Store them in the fridge and plate them with some colorful veggies for a healthy dinner during the week. 

For more heart-healthy Idaho®  potato recipes visit the IPC website.


Featured Farmer: Blake Matthews 

This month’s featured farmer is Blake Matthews from Oakley, Idaho. A fifth generation farmer, Blake and his wife Valeri have two sons and a daughter- Crew, Mason and Raegan. Blake loves being an Idaho® potato farmer because he feels there is no greater satisfaction than overseeing the growth of the Idaho® potato crop from seed to harvest. Blake believes the farm is the best place to learn the meaning of hard work and looks forward to passing valuable skills and knowledge to his children. His favorite way to eat Idaho® potatoes is fresh cut french fries. 

Idaho Potato Commission Teams Up with America's Got Talent Winner, Ventriloquist and Singer Darci Lynne in Honor of Potato Lover's Month

In celebration of Potato Lover’s Month, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has partnered with America’s Got Talent winner, ventriloquist and singer, Darci Lynne! Check out Darci and her puppet Petunia having a short but fun conversation with the IPC’s mascot, Spuddy Buddy. The video is featured across Darci’s social channels all month long and can be viewed on the IPC YouTube page. There are few things sweeter than these cute puppets meeting for the first time! 


Thai Larb with Crispy Potatoes

Celebrate Potato Lover’s Month in style by making this savory Thai Larb with Crispy Potatoes from food blogger Kita Roberts at Girl Carnivore. Packed with protein, this mouthwatering dish is made with Idaho® potatoes, chicken breasts, basil, cilantro, bibb lettuce, canola oil, fish sauce, limes, shallots and habanero pepper. The lettuce, drizzled with the larb mixture, serves as the scoop. It’s the perfect appetizer for hungry guests! 

To learn how to make more Idaho® potato dishes visit the IPC YouTube page. 


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: How do I keep shredded hash browns from turning dark? 

A: When potatoes are cut, exposure to air or oxygen causes them to darken. The simplest and most effective method to prevent discoloration is to place the shredded potatoes in water with concentrated lemon juice or white wine vinegar, using one teaspoon for every gallon of water. 


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