Treat Mom To Her Favorite Spuds This Mother's Day
Treat Mom To Her Favorite Spuds This Mother's Day

MAY 2023

Treat Mom to Her Favorite Spuds

No matter what Mom’s favorite meal is, Idaho® potatoes have you covered. Satisfy her sweet tooth with fan-favorite Idaho Russet Potato Johnnycakes or Dutch Baby Pancakes. Both recipes use mashed potatoes resulting in extra fluffy and moist cakes. If savory is more Mom’s jam, we suggest Spicy Chipotle Breakfast Hash Browns. This recipe serves four, so there should be plenty for the rest of the family. 

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Pamper Your Pooch During National Pet Month

Moms, grads and … pets! There are lots of reasons to celebrate in May! Show your fur baby how much you love it by preparing a balanced, healthy meal like Potato, Tuna and Vegetable Bowl. Leave out the spices and please consult your veterinarian before you make any changes to your dog’s diet. Raw potatoes can potentially be harmful but they’re perfectly fine when fully cooked. 

Click here for more dog-friendly recipes.

Learn What Goes Into Planting Idaho Potatoes

Over the past six weeks, thousands of men and women have been working from sun up to sundown planting the 2023 Idaho potato crop, which will yield about 13 billion pounds of potatoes when harvested in the fall. The process is a phenomenal sight to see and experience in person. But in case that isn’t possible, this video is as close as it gets.

Browse through this playlist to learn more about planting and harvesting Idaho potatoes. 

It’s Our Favorite Time of Year … Potato Salad Season!

Now that we’re on the cusp of potato salad season, master this sunny-time staple, Easy Traditional Idaho® Potato Salad to keep mouths fed and bellies happy. Roughly chop your potatoes and place into boiling water until fork tender. Combine mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a bowl and drizzle over potatoes. Add eggs, celery, celery seeds and scallions and mix to perfection. Feel free to dig in, but for an Instagram-ready photo, sprinkle chopped parsley, dill, or chives for extra flavor and color.

Head to the Idaho Potato Youtube channel for more easy and delicious recipes. 

Ask Dr. Potato

Q: How Do You Keep Potato Salad From Getting Watery Or Soggy?

A: The most common reason potato salads become watery is because of the type of potato used. Red or yellow (Yukon) potatoes tend to have a lower solids content even though both have excellent potato salad qualities. Try using a russet variety next time to compare and contrast, as these have consistently a higher solids/lower moisture content.