Tater Talk October 2021: Halloween is Here with Idaho® Potatoes!

October 2021

Parmesan-Rosemary Potato Cracklins 

Your new favorite way to enjoy Idaho® potatoes, Parmesan-Rosemary Potato Cracklins make for a mouthwatering side dish. Washed potatoes are rubbed with olive oil, salted, roasted in the oven and then set aside to cool. While the spuds are getting close to room temperature, heat canola or another frying oil on the stove. When the potatoes are cool enough to touch, tear them into 1-2 inch pieces and fry until they develop a golden-brown color. Toss the fried taters in a tasty mixture of Parmesan cheese, parsley, clarified butter, rosemary salt and pepper. Make sure to double the recipe as these will be gone in a flash! 

For more Idaho® potato side dish recipes visit the Idaho® potato website


Spooky Spuds: Celebrate Halloween with Idaho® Potatoes

From witchy appetizers to monstrous desserts, there are plenty of Idaho® potato recipes to celebrate the spookiest time of the year. Your kiddos will love these Idaho® Potato Candy Spiders that are equally fun to make as they are to eat. Cold mashed Idaho® potatoes, powdered sugar, coconut and vanilla are combined with butter to form a dough, pressed into a pan and chilled in the fridge. The mashed tater mixture is formed into individual balls and covered in melted chocolate. Pretzel pieces are inserted to create the spider legs and candy eyes are the finishing touch on these creepy, crawly treats! If you’re craving spell-bindingly savory bites, make a batch of Frightening Fingerlings, Potato Puff Mummies or dreadfully delicious Batwing Pies

To view the entire Idaho® potato Halloween recipe collection visit the Idaho® Potato website. 

Go Shopping... at the Idaho® Potato Online Store

Looking to refresh your kitchen tools? Look no further than the Idaho® potato online store. With a variety of great and unique items like this reusable french fry holder for your car, a flexible cutting board or a pair of colorful kitchen scissors, there are lots of great items to shop for. Don’t forget a pair of Idaho® potato socks!





Instant Pot Idaho® Potato Leek Soup

Crisp, fall days call for this creamy and flavorful Instant Pot Idaho® Potato Leek Soup from food blogger, Love Keil at Munchkin Time. This simple recipe combines wholesome ingredients like Idaho® potatoes, leeks, bacon, chicken broth, spices, salt and pepper. The potatoes give this soup a hearty yet silky texture while the bacon and leeks add robust flavor notes. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of each bowl and serve with freshly toasted bread. 

For more Idaho® potato soup and stew recipes visit the Idaho® potato website


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: Can I eat potato skins on a no-carb diet? 

A: If an individual is on a strict no-carb diet, potato skins are not devoid of carbohydrates. However, the carbohydrates provided in potatoes are the good carb, the complex carb that helps fuel our bodies and provides 7 of the 10 top nutrients that we need to live and thrive.


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