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Tater Talk March 2019

March 2019

Idaho® Potato Soda Bread

Spice up your St. Patrick’s Day menu with our Idaho® Potato Soda Bread, a savory take on a traditional Irish recipe. The classic version of this dish is made with flour, milk and baking soda. But by adding Idaho® potatoes, buttermilk and fragrant herbs such as rosemary and thyme, you’ll create a loaf of bread bursting with flavor that’s oh so tender on the inside and crispy on the outside! Enjoy a slice with a pat of butter or serve it alongside our delicious Idaho® Potato Irish Stew. It’s the perfect staple for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities.  
For more Idaho® Potato Irish-inspired recipes visit the IPC Website.


The Big Idaho® Potato Truck is Back on the Road!

After a short winter break, the Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on the road for its eighth national tour! One of the first appearances is in the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The parade distance is 98-feet and the Truck is 72 feet long. If you're scratching your head, so are we!! If you go to the parade be sure to give a big wave to the team!! If you can't make it, check out the Truck’s itinerary to see when it will be coming to a city near you.

Idaho® Potato and Lentil Salad

Finish National Nutrition Month on a strong note with our light and flavorful Idaho® Potato and Lentil Salad. It's made with snap peas lentils and radishes, mixed with, you guessed it, Idaho® potatoes and topped with fresh parsley and chives. This is the perfect dish to make ahead of time and eat throughout the week to keep your health and nutrition goals on track.
For more nutritious Idaho® potato recipes visit the IPC website.


Corned Beef and Red Idaho® Potato Salad

Did you know the classic Irish-inspired Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe did not originate in Ireland? It actually originated in America by a group of Irish immigrants in the early 1900’s. Over the years it has become one of the most commonly served dishes across the United States on St. Patrick’s Day. Food blogger Coryanne Ettiene’s Corned Beef and Red Idaho® Potato Salad boasts a flavorful twist to this classic dish by adding Idaho® potatoes and a Shanagarry dressing made with egg yolk, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar and cream. We guarantee your friends will be amazed by the flavor of this dish. Irish or not!
To learn how to make more Idaho® potato side dishes visit the IPC YouTube page.


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: Some of my stored potatoes are sprouting. Will removing the sprouts from the stored potatoes increase their storage life? The storage area has no light, is kept at 48°F and has fairly high humidity.

A: Even in the best of storage conditions, potatoes will eventually sprout. If allowed to continue as-is, the sprouts will grow and draw upon the moisture content of the potato. By removing the sprouts now, the potato will not dehydrate nearly as quickly. So yes, by removing the sprouts and continuing to store the potatoes away from light, unwashed and in the 48°F area, you will optimize the potato storage period. But don’t wait too long. Prepare and enjoy those wonderful Idaho® potatoes tonight! (And don't worry, we’ll grow more!) 
To find more Idaho® potato tips and tricks visit the IPC website.


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