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Tater Talk May 2019

may 2019

Green Chile Cheese Fries 

With warmer days and Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, it's time to have friends over for a barbeque. These mouthwatering  Green Chile Cheese Fries  are made with poblano and jalapeño peppers, onions, tomatillos, Idaho® russet potatoes, Oaxaca cheese and Wisconsin cheddar. The perfect complement to burgers and hot dogs from the grill, these fries will go faster than the long weekend!

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



The Big Idaho® Potato Hotel 

Looking for a fun and unique adventure? Consider staying at The Big Idaho Potato Hotel on Airbnb and experience what it feels like to spend the night inside a giant potato. Featured in top magazines like People, US Weekly, Fast Company and on shows like Live with Kelly and Ryan, this is one famous spud! The 28-foot long, 12-foot wide and 11.5-foot tall potato is firmly planted on an expansive field in South Boise with breathtaking views of the Owyhee Mountains. The massive potato was created in 2012 in celebration of the Idaho Potato Commission’s 75th anniversary. Bolted to a flatbed trailer the giant spud traveled across the country for seven years. Built for a one-year tour, the sturdy spud held out as long as possible before it returned to Idaho to retire. Kristie Wolfe, a former member of the Big Idaho® Potato Truck Tour team and tiny house builder extraordinaire, knew instinctively how to transform the head-turning tater into a lasting fixture that folks can continue to enjoy. And, in case you’re wondering…the bathroom is located in a recycled silo just a few steps from the potato. The spa-like loo features a giant whirlpool, a fireplace, luxurious amenities and a glass skylight for night-time star-gazing. Nothing less than spud-tacular, book your stay soon!

The Big Idaho® Potato Truck Heads to the West Virginia Strawberry Festival Grand Parade

What’s sweeter than strawberries? The chance to witness the biggest tater on wheels of course! The Big Idaho® Potato Truck will be heading to Buckhannon, West Virginia for the West Virginia Strawberry Festival Grand Parade. The festival has approximately 150,000 attendees and is aired live on CBS to over 450,000 homes in five states. With live music, classic cars, an arts and crafts show, and an archery tournament, there’s something for the whole family. The truck will be at the festival on May 17-18, so be sure to drop by and see what makes this spud so special.



Curried Idaho® Potato Pot Stickers

Spicy and flavorful, these delicious Curried Idaho® Potato Pot Stickers from food blogger Lisa Lin, kick take-out to the curb. Prepared with scallions, onions, ginger, red bell peppers, Idaho® russet potatoes and curry powder, this vegetarian friendly dish is perfect as an appetizer or main entrée. Serve with a side of soy or teriyaki sauce and watch as they disappear off your table in minutes!

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


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: Will peeled potatoes absorb water? 

A: Potatoes are porous so some water will be absorbed by the peeled potatoes over time. But, you didn’t mention how long you plan to store them in water. Soaking peeled potatoes for about a day is fine. Restaurants often do this with their fresh cut potatoes for fries. The soaking extracts excess starches making a French fry that’s crispy on the outside and hot and fluffy inside.

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


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