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Tater Talk September 2017


Idaho® Potato Breakfast Scramble, A Harvest Favorite

The annual Idaho® potato harvest is underway, and to celebrate we're sharing one of our favorite harvest recipes that's perfect for cozy fall mornings. This one-skillet wonder, Idaho® Potato Breakfast Scramble is a mouthwatering combination of crispy bacon, scrambled eggs and some good old-fashioned mashed taters. Pair this dish with a steaming cup of joe to start your day the right way.  For more harvest favorites, visit the  IPC website.



Famous Idaho® Potato Truck Ending 6th Cross Country Tour

It's hard to believe the Big Idaho® Potato Truck is finishing up its sixth national tour this month! It couldn't have happened without the awesome traveling Tater Team and more importantly, each and every person who visited the Truck and supported the charitable component of the tour, 'A Big Helping,' which raised funds and awareness for local charities in many of the markets the Truck visited. After traveling close to 25,000 miles of highways and byways, our gigantic tater will hit the road again in spring 2018. Be sure to check The Big Idaho Potato Truck website in January for the new tour schedule. 

Idaho® Potato Harvest Giveaway

Vegan chef extraordinaire and dear friend of the Idaho Potato Commission, Kathy Hester, recently released a new cookbook, The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for your Instant Pot®, just in time for the annual Idaho® potato harvest. Kathy's passion for healthy and simple plant-based recipes inspired her to create a cookbook jam-packed with nutritious and delicious recipes to satisfy even the meat eaters in the family. In celebration of Kathy's book and the harvest season, we are giving away an Instant Pot®, her new cookbook, and a 15 lb. bag of fresh Idaho® potatoes to four lucky winners. We'll pick one each week during the month of September. Enter to win on our Facebook page!


Potato 101: How to Dice Potatoes

Many don't realize that an important step in preparing a perfect potato recipe is cutting the potatoes properly. In her new video, Lisa Lin of Healthy Nibbles and Bits will show you how to dice your taters with precision and accuracy. Check out her Potato 101 tutorial and many others on our YouTube channel


Ask Dr. Potato: If the bag in the supermarket says simply Idaho Baking Potato, is it automatically a russet?

A: To be sure the potato was grown in Idaho, look for the "Grown in Idaho®" seal. While more than 25 different types of potatoes are grown in Idaho, the majority are of the russet variety. The two most popular russets are Burbanks and Norkotahs. 

The skin on the Idaho® Russet Burbanks is relatively thin and light brown in color. The exterior shape is oval and slightly flattened, with few shallow eyes. The interior is off-white to ivory and moderately dense. They have a distinctive, earthy potato flavor, bake up dry and fluffy, and fry up crispy golden brown.

Idaho® Russet Norkotahs look a lot like Burbanks but tend to have more of an oblong shape. They have a mild potato flavor, bake up creamy and moist (not grainy), and can be prepared just the way you would like. 

Find more tips and tricks on the IPC website. 



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