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Tater Talk March 2022: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Idaho® Potatoes

March 2022

Make St. Patrick's Day Spud-Tastic this Year

Aside from green beer and the festive parades across the country, March 17 is best known for the food that’s served in celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The most well-known and easiest to prepare dish is corned beef and cabbage…and potatoes. Add the ingredients to your slow cooker in the morning and by dinnertime you’ll be feasting like a true Irishman (or woman). Other popular favorites include hearty Irish Stew with large chunks of Idaho® potatoes and veggies simmered in beef broth with steak or lamb shoulder chops and we can’t forget the classic Shepherd’s Pie.

May you be blessed with the luck of the Irish all year long! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

For more Irish inspired recipes, visit the Idaho potato website


One-Pot Corned Beef Hash with
® Potatoes

Feelin’ lucky? Maybe it’s because St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday! Digging into this One-Pot Corned Beef Hash with Potatoes is better than finding a pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow. Diced Idaho red potatoes, a chopped onion, cooked corned beef, salt and pepper are combined to make a crispy, mouthwatering hash. Top with a fried or sunny-side up for the ultimate breakfast dish!

Click here for more St. Patrick’s Day recipes.

Idaho® Potatoes are a Spring Staple

March 20th marks the first day of Spring and what better way to usher in the new season than by making dishes inspired by nature’s bounty. Idaho potatoes are a seamless addition to any Spring meal. The Spring to It recipe collection on the Idaho potato website has veggie-packed recipes like creamy Potato, Leek and Spring Onion Soup and Spring Fling Idaho Potato Salad. Wow your dinner guests by preparing Idaho Potato Gnocchi with Spring Peas and Potatoes or a colorful Penne with Arugula Pesto, Idaho Red Potatoes and Spring Vegetables.

Click here for more Spring Idaho potato recipes.

Reuben Irish Nachos

Grab the forks – you’re going need them for this platter of Reuben Irish Nachos! Sliced and roasted Idaho potatoes are topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, crumbled bacon, melted Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing. Pro tip: for crispier tater rounds, spread evenly, not overlapping, on a baking sheet. Garnish with sliced scallions before serving. 

Check out more Idaho potato recipes on the Idaho Potato YouTube page.


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: Do some varieties of potatoes have less starch than others?

A: Yes! Idaho russet potatoes have a high starch content and are considered the ‘gold standard’ in the industry. Other varieties (reds, long whites and yellow) have a lower starch content and are known as ‘waxy’ types of potatoes. Different types of potatoes lend themselves to specific dishes. For example, Idaho russets are ideal for baked potatoes while Idaho red potatoes bring texture to skin-on roasted or mashed recipes. 


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