Quick tips for National Potato Month, September, on how to buy and store potatoes (National Potato Day is August 19th).     HOW TO BUY POTATOES FIRM. Choose potatoes that are firm, with smooth skin. Avoid potatoes that are too soft, greenish in color or have cuts, sprouts or blemishes. These are more likely to […]

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Wedge fries are our kind of “food fun,” combining qualities of fries and baked potatoes. The outside is a golden crunch, the inside is soft and crumbly like a baked potato. The wedges are cut into what one of our colleagues called “dill pickle shape.” They can be baked or fried, seasoned with anything you […]

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[1] Butternut squash (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Sweet potatoes (photo © North Carolina Sweet Potatoes). [3] You can mash either butternut squash or sweet potatoes. The choice is yours (photo © Chef Ingrid Hoffmann)   It’s the time of year where lots sweet potatoes and winter squash are served up. They’re both orange, a […]

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Baby gold potatoes, ready to peel the day before (photo © Melissa’s Produce).   September is National Potato Month. We’ve got a tip for anyone who peels potatoes, to cut down on potato prep time. The solution is a time shuffle: Peel the potatoes the day before. Sound obvious? It is! We peel potatoes the […]

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[1] Creamy heaven, half mashed potatoes, half melted cheese. The recipe was developed by Cheryl Bennett of Pook’s Pantry (recipe and photos #1 and #2 © Idaho Potato Commission. [2] Pommes Aligot is stretchy, like fondue. [3] Laguiole, the original cheese used for Pommes Aligot. It’s difficult to find in the U.S., but there are […]

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