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Tater Talk June 2018

June 2018

Grilled Jalapeño, Corn and Bacon Idaho® Potato Salad  

With Fourth of July celebrations right around the corner, it’s time to kick up the heat and impress your guests with the Grilled Jalapeño, Corn and Bacon Idaho® Potato Salad. This recipe pairs perfectly with hot dogs or hamburgers and features a variety of zesty ingredients. The bacon, Idaho® potatoes, onions and corn are grilled on the barbecue and then tossed with a spicy dressing that includes jalapeños, sour cream, cilantro and garlic. We suggest having a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade on hand just in case your taste buds need a mid-meal cool down! For more Idaho® potato salad recipes visit the IPC website.


The Big Idaho® Potato Truck Visits Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Big Idaho® Potato Truck tour is in full swing! In May, the Truck made a pit stop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the ProMazda Series 6 Race. This famous speedway is known for its iconic Pagoda - the most recognized structure in worldwide motorsports! The Pagoda (pictured above) is a state-of-the-art tower with nine tiers that reaches a height equal to a 13-story building. The tower is centered on the raceway’s start/finish line and is used for race control, safety, timing, scoring and radio broadcast booths. Spud-loving motorsport fans enjoyed hanging out with the Tater Team and contributing to the Truck’s charitable component, ‘A Big Helping’, which raised funds for the local Kids On Track program. To find out when the Big Idaho® Potato Truck is heading to a town near you, visit the Truck’s website.  ​

Classic Idaho® Potato Low Country Boil Packets

This time of year is filled with celebrations for Dads and Grads! Show them some love with our crowd-pleasing Classic Idaho® Potato Low Country Boil Grill Packets. This hearty dish is made with Idaho® potatoes, fresh corn, shrimp and Andouille sausage, marinated in lemon, olive oil and Old Bay seasoning. Wrap these ingredients in a foil packet and throw them on the grill for a quick and delicious smoked, BBQ-flavored meal.    

For more grilled Idaho® potato recipes visit the IPC website.




Lisa Lin's Middle Eastern Idaho® Potato Salad

Looking to shake up your classic potato salad dish? Try adding a few cultural spices with Healthy Nibbles & Bits food blogger, Lisa Lin’s, Middle Eastern Idaho® Potato Salad. Start by boiling both red and Yukon Gold Idaho® potatoes for 3-5 minutes. After they have been cooked and cooled, mix them with olive oil, ground cumin, ground coriander, smoked paprika and dried marjoram. Finish by adding a dash of lemon juice, chopped parsley and red onions. Trust us, the flavors in this dish will blow your taste buds away! To learn how to make more Idaho® potato recipes visit the IPC YouTube page. ​


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: I am hosting Father’s Day dinner and would like to add baked potatoes to the menu. I am already planning to cook a ham in the oven at 250°F. If I bake potatoes at the same time as the ham, how long will it take?  

A: The more dishes you put in the oven, the longer it will take to cook. I’d allow the Idaho® potatoes two hours to cook alongside the ham. If they’re not fully done after two hours, you can always put them in the microwave to finish.

If you are not baking two food items at once, the typical oven temperature for baking an Idaho® potato is 400°F. A potato is fully cooked when it reaches 210°F.

To find more Idaho® potato tips and tricks visit the IPC website.


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