Tater Talk May 2024

MAY 2024

Keep Idaho® Spuds Stocked For Potato Salad Season

As temperatures rise and outdoor gatherings beckon, it's time to stock up on Idaho® potatoes for the ultimate potato salad summer! Dive into a plethora of delectable recipes curated just for you on the Idaho Potato website like IPC's Best Traditional Potato Salad. Create a tangy twist on the classics like Moroccan Potato Salad, which uses harissa and pomegranate syrup to activate every taste bud on your tongue. These recipes are quick and easy to make and promise to elevate any picnic or barbecue!

Visit our recipe collection now and get ready to shine at your next potluck.


Potato Pals and Playtime: Keep Your Kids Busy With the Idaho® Potatoes

Dive into the potato-packed adventure that we call Spuddy Buddy’s Kids Zone! Inside, parents can explore healthy and delicious recipes with their young chefs while interactive games teach about the potato life cycle. Plus, don't miss out on downloadable coloring sheets featuring our lovable mascot, Spuddy Buddy. Discover the various spud arts and crafts like potato play dough, potato painting, and potato stamps! Join the fun and ignite a passion for Idaho potatoes today!

Navigate to the Idaho Potato Kids Zone here.

Meet the Farmers That Grow America’s Favorite Vegetable

Did you know that one-third of all potatoes grown in the United States are grown in Idaho? Every year, approximately 13 billion pounds of Idaho potatoes are harvested in just six short weeks. Meet Clen and Emma Atchley, third-generation farmers with a rich family legacy in the potato industry. Clen takes immense pride in his operation and is most proud of having his children and grandchildren involved in the family business. We love highlighting our army of farmers because they work tirelessly to feed a nation of potato lovers!

Navigate to the Thank A Farmer section of the website to learn more about our family of farmers.

Roasted Idaho® Potato Hummus Bowl

Ready to bask in the sunshine with a bowlful of fresh and nutritious goodness? Look no further than our Roasted Idaho Potato Hummus Bowl recipe! Begin by preheating your oven to 400°F and dicing potatoes into cubes. Season your spuds with oil, salt, and garlic, then roast golden Idaho potatoes until they reach crispy perfection, around 33-35 minutes. While they crisp up, mix together a colorful array of fresh veggies to add a burst of flavor and crunch. Grab your bowl, dollop creamy hummus generously over the roasted potatoes and veggies, and sprinkle with your favorite herbs and spices for an extra kick of flavor.

Head to the Idaho Potato YouTube channel for more sunny time favorites!


Ask Dr. Potato

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

A: Chances are that an overly moist potato salad may originate from using lower solid potatoes such as yellow (Yukon) or red types. While both have excellent potato salad qualities, they are sometimes prone to having a higher moisture content. Try using a russet variety next time to compare and contrast, as these have consistently higher solids/lower moisture content.