Tater Talk July 2023 - The Big Idaho® Potato Truck Makes First International Trip Into Canada
Tater Talk July 2023 - The Big Idaho® Potato Truck Makes First International Trip Into Canada

JULY 2023

Big Idaho® Potato Truck Makes First International Trip Into Canada

After 11 years of exploring America’s highways and byways, the Big Idaho Potato Truck has made its first international trip on its way to Alaska. On Thursday, July 13, this spectacular spud crossed into Canada with the Idaho Potato Commission's smiling mascot, Spuddy Buddy, and traveled through Vancouver with its appropriately sized passport! The Tater Team will shake hands and kiss babies in Canada for a week on its way to Skagway, Alaska for the town’s first-ever, Idaho® Potato Day!

Click here to see where else the Truck will go on this year’s tour. 


Make The Best Homemade French Fries With Your Idaho Spuds

French fries are meant to be enjoyed year-round, not just on National French Fry Day! Keep taste buds happy and bellies full with our collection of delicious fry recipes. Potato Truffle Fries with Parmesan are simple to prepare and offer finger-licking flavor for the whole table. Elevate your russets with Blackberry Balsamic Jo Jo Potatoes with Goat Cheese. These wedges are decadent and rich, but quick to grill up and garnish. Add figs and crushed cashews to take this dish another level!

Read more about the best practices for homemade french fries here.

Spark Up The Grill For Summer Spuds 

Take advantage of the long days by grilling outdoors with, you guessed it, Idaho potatoes!! Our collection of more than 2,000 recipes contains hundreds of outdoor cooking ideas you and your family will love. Every ingredient on the Grilled Cajun Shrimp and Potato Skewers touches the grill and captures the crave-able charred taste we all know and love. Whether you’re hanging out at your house or in the woods around the fire, Sloppy Joe Baked Potatoes are easy to prepare and can feed an army if needed!!

Find the rest of our recipes perfect for grilling season here.

Idaho® Potato Dogs

Save the cornbread batter for another day and use Idaho potatoes to create these irresistible corn dogs for the whole family. Pierce your spuds with a fork, rub the skins with olive oil and salt, and bake at 350°F for an hour. While those bake, mix ketchup, mayo, mustard, chili paste, and relish and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat. Once your potatoes are tender, heat vegetable oil to 375°F. Rice your taters and create a mixture containing sour cream, scallions, parmesan, egg, and breadcrumbs. Skewer your dogs and coat them in ¼ cup of your potato mixture. Fry until all sides are evenly brown and season with a pinch of salt while they’re still hot. Wait a few minutes until they cool down, take your chilled sauce out of the fridge, and dig in!

Navigate to the Idaho Potato YouTube Channel for more delicious, easy-to-make recipes!

Ask Dr. Potato

Q: Can I water my plants with potato water? Are there any real benefits of this and how should I go about doing so?

A: Several gardening sources suggest that using water from boiling potatoes, for use in watering plants is beneficial. Potatoes are nutrient-rich, and the water they are boiled in contains potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and other vitamins and minerals. Make sure to let the water cool first and refrain from this application if the potato water contains seasonings.


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