Tater Talk September 2023 - National Potato Month
Tater Talk September 2023 - National Potato Month


Celebrate National Potato Month With Idaho® Potatoes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… National Potato Month! We challenge everyone to eat a spud a day for a month! If you can’t manage a full attendance card, these hand-picked recipes will more than makeup for it. Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Pizza hosts a melody of delicious ingredients held up by an incredibly crispy crust. Our Red and Green Breakfast Enchiladas are rich in flavor, and don’t mind the name, feel free to enjoy them any time of day! Set this Creamy Potato Garlic Soup on the stove for 20 minutes, blend in batches, and enjoy with your favorite additions and toppings. Quick and easy!

Click here for more ways to make the most of National Potato Month 2023. 


Join Spuddy Buddy at Potato Days or Spud Day This Month!

We have plans for Idaho folk the next two weekends! On September 17, head down to Dawn Lloyd Field at Shelley City Park for an afternoon of Spud Day festivities! Then, maximize your National Potato Month celebrations by heading to Kleiner Memorial Park on September 22 and 23 for Potato Days! Be sure to snag a picture with The Big Idaho Potato Truck before its 2023 tour wraps up.

More information for the Spud Day or Potato Days schedules can be found here.

Malted Milkshake & Fries Now Available Nationwide at Walmart

It’s official! After a short wave of success to celebrate Potato Lover's Month in February, the IPC, Van Leeuwen, and Walmart have teamed up to bring the rest of the country pints of our signature ice cream! Malted Milkshake & Fries is one of eight flavors hitting the shelves of more than 3,500 Walmart stores for their fall rollout. Each pint sells for $4.98 and will be available until October 31.

Read here for more information on the partnership. 

Idaho American Aligot Potatoes

Learn how to make one of our easiest, most delicious, and most popular recipes, Aligot Potatoes! Add water, salt, and potatoes to a large pot and bring to a boil until taters can be easily pierced with a knife. Drain the spuds thoroughly of all water and steam, then rice into a heated mixing bowl. Heat butter, cream cheese, and milk in a separate pot then slowly combine with riced potatoes. Whip for three minutes then fold in shredded mozzarella and white cheddar. The shredded cheese should soften after two minutes, at which point it's ready to stretch, serve, and enjoy!

Navigate to the Idaho Potato YouTube Channel for more delicious, easy-to-make recipes!

Ask Dr. Potato

Q: How Do I Store Potatoes Without Having Them Sprout?

A: It’s best to store potatoes as-is from the bag you purchased them in. Keep in a cool (not cold) dark and dry area, such as in a pantry or cupboard. Use within a month or so, as potatoes will continue to dehydrate, and sprout and are subject to skin greening. Before using, rinse the potatoes with clean water and prepare as desired.


Idaho Potato Commission