Tater Talk March 2024

MARCH 2024

Make St. Patrick’s Day Spudtacular with Idaho® Potatoes

Consider all of us lucky to have access to this collection of St. Patty’s Day potato recipes from the Idaho Potato Commission! Start your morning with One-Pot Corned Beef Hash with Potatoes. Crispy exteriors and pillowy middles of potatoes and corned beef provide the perfect holiday kickoff meal. Creamy worlds collide as homemade guacamole tops our spuds to create spirited Lucky Irish Twice Baked Potatoes. Serve up a memorable, well-balanced dinner feast for the whole family with Instant Pot Corned Beef

For more delicious St Patrick’s Day dishes, head to the Idaho Potato website


The Big Idaho® Potato Tour is BACK on the Road!

America’s biggest spud on wheels is again hitting the highways nationwide! For its twelfth year on tour, the Big Idaho Potato Truck will crisscross the country and…drumroll…visit its 50th state…Hawaii! View the Truck Tour schedule here to see when this titan of a tater will be in a city near you! When you see the 4-ton tater, say howdy to the Tater Team: Spudicus, Tater Cowboy and Travel Tot and grab a selfie to share on social media!

Build the Best Tournament Watch Party with Idaho® Potatoes

March Madness is here, and Idaho potatoes are ready to help you score the “Best Host” title! Let your guests build the spuds of their dreams with a Baked Potato Bar. The toppings you choose are completely customizable, but we suggest a few flavor combinations: Taco Tuesday, Chili Cheese, and BBQ Pork Spud. Keep this Loaded Baked Idaho Potato Skins recipe ready as it’s easily scalable to any crowd, big or small! When the games start to get tense, pass around Potato Rangoon to add extra heat to the fire. Keep in mind that these treats do pack a serious, spicy punch.

Head to the tailgating section of the IPC website for more game-day recipes.

Idaho® Potato Reuben Irish Nachos

These potatoes and Reuben nachos are everything you need to get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Preheat your oven to 450°F before slicing 1 pound of Idaho Reds into ⅛-inch thick rounds. Drizzle the taters with oil, salt, and pepper, and place them in the oven for 12 minutes. Once golden brown and crispy, remove them from the oven, turn the heat down to 350°F, and top spuds with corned beef, sauerkraut, grated Swiss cheese, and bacon bits. Pop your tray back into the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese melts—Drizzle Thousand Island dressing over the dish and top with diced scallions. Who knew unique, irresistible nachos were this easy to prepare?

Head to the Idaho Potato YouTube channel for more recipes like this. 


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: Does microwaving a baked potato remove the fiber and nutrients?​

A: No. The only difference between the primary types of cooking: conventional, convection and microwave is how the energy is delivered. Microwave heats due to friction with the water molecules, which then heats the food and has no effect on flavor or nutrients within. The only difference with microwave heating is the uneven heat distribution (hence why you need to rotate or stir microwaved food during the cooking process).