Tater Talk February 2022: Celebrate Potato Lover's Month with Idaho® Potatoes

february 2022

Baked Potato with Tomato-Basil Relish and Balsamic Drizzle

February is Potato Lover’s Month and what better way to celebrate the mighty spud than by serving the healthy tater in its truest form, Baked Potato with Tomato-Basil Relish and Balsamic Drizzle. Sliced tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper are combined to create a zesty Italian-inspired relish that is spooned on top of a warm, baked Idaho® potato. Add a generous drizzle of balsamic glaze and serve.

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Frites by Idaho Perfume

The Idaho Potato Commission launched a French fry scented perfume, Frites by Idaho for Valentine’s Day that sold out moments after being added to the Idaho® potato website. Media coverage went viral for this exclusive fragrance and included mentions in top news outlets like NPR, MSN, Newsweek and Yahoo and on channels like CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC and CBS! Didn’t get the chance to snag a bottle of the perfume? There’s plenty of other great Idaho potato French fry inspired swag you can grab from the Idaho potato online store like a French fry t-shirt, an on the go French fry holder or a French fry and dip combo holder


Celebrate American Heart Month with Idaho® Potatoes

February isn’t just Potato Lover’s Month… it’s also American Heart Month! Certified heart-healthy Idaho potatoes make a great cornerstone to a variety of dishes you can feel good about feeding your family. One medium-sized Idaho potato contains more fiber than an apple and twice as much potassium as a banana. A single potato meets 30% of your daily Vitamin C needs and spuds are also naturally fat, cholesterol, sodium and gluten-free, making them an ideal veggie to incorporate into any meal of the day. The Idaho potato website has a collection of heart-healthy recipes that makes it easy to choose a nutritious but flavor packed dish like this comforting Idaho Potato Heart-Healthy Soup.

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

Get to Know Idaho® Potatoes with The Farm Babe


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: When a potato is baked, does the starch convert to sugar?

A: When a potato is baked the starch does not convert to sugar. The only way that starch in a potato can convert to sugar when baked is if the raw potato was stored at 41°F or colder for a long period of time. If properly stored and prepared, the baked potato will turn out just fine.


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