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Tater Talk June 2019

june 2019

Vegan Coconut & Blackberry Idaho® Potato Ice Cream  

With summer just around the corner, get ready to beat the heat with this colorful and delicious Vegan Coconut & Blackberry Idaho® Potato Ice Cream. Fresh and juicy blackberries swirling in coconut milk, sugar and Idaho® russet potatoes, creates a berry-licious combination of flavors. And thanks to the Idaho® potatoes, this creamy textured dessert is dairy-free! In a waffle cone or served in a dish right out of the ice cream maker, this cool treat is the perfect way to celebrate the lazy days of summer!

For more Idaho® potato dessert recipes visit the IPC Website.



Crispy Grilled Idaho® Potatoes 

Graduations, Father’s Day, and the beginning of summer - there’s a lot to celebrate in June! Include these Crispy Grilled Idaho® Potatoes alongside your burgers and hot dogs at your next barbeque. Made with Idaho® potatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, these spuds are easy to make and a mouthwatering addition to your party spread. Add red pepper flakes or paprika to kick up the flavor even more.

The Big Idaho® Potato Truck Heads to the Winona Steamboat Days Grande Parade 

The 2019 Big Idaho® Potato Truck Tour is in full swing, and making its way to Winona, Minnesota for the Winona Steamboat Days Grande Parade. The five-day festival is jam packed with fireworks, live music, boat races, carnival activities, and a chance to see the Budweiser Clydesdale horses in the Grande Parade. However, the biggest float in the parade, which takes place Sunday, June 16th from 12 PM to 3 PM, will undoubtedly be the Big Idaho® Potato Truck.


Middle Eastern Idaho® Potato Salad 

Potato salad season is upon us! This earthy and spicy Middle Eastern Idaho® Potato Salad from food blogger Lisa Lin will get your taste buds buzzing. Made with cumin, coriander, paprika, red onions, dried marjoram, parsley, Idaho® red potatoes and Yukon Idaho® potatoes, this is no run of the mill tater salad. Serve it chilled, or save it for later. But whatever you do, it's sure to disappear faster than the main entrée!

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



Ask Dr. Potato

Q: What is the calorie content of the potato skin? 

A: An ‘appealing’ question! Our test example is a whole, unpeeled potato weighing 5.3 ounces. I used a typical hand-peeler and removed approximately 1mm of skin depth. Immediately after peeling I weighed the potato (to minimize dehydration which would decrease the weight of the potato). Surprisingly, about 1/3 of the total potato weight is peelings. A 5.3-ounce potato has 110 calories and 1/3 is about 37 calories. Keep in mind, larger potatoes on display at your grocer will have a different ratio of skin to the rest of the potato interior. For example, a larger 70-count potato averages 11.5 ounces and is 238 calories, so the skin would range between 24-36 calories. Don’t forget that peeling potatoes isn’t necessary for many recipes. The skins add color, texture and nutrients to the finished dish.          

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


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