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Do I need to Cold Rinse and Drain Ribbon Fries Before Frying?

Feb 13, 2020
Q: I want to make Ribbon fries, but need to know the first step…is it best to cut, cold rinse, drain and then fry? Or can you just cut and fry?
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Why Are My Hands Oily After Handling Frozen French Fries?

Feb 7, 2020
Q: Why is it that when I take out frozen French fries from the bag to cook my hands are sometimes greasy afterwards?
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Our Potatoes and Carrots Didn’t Cook in the Stew

Jan 17, 2020
Q: Our potatoes & carrots didn't cook in the stew and we’re not sure why, can you please help. We used tomato soup for the broth and read that this might be the cause.
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Can I Refrigerate Blanched French Fries?

Jan 13, 2020
Q: I am starting a food truck and want to offer fresh-cut loaded fries. My question is…after the first fry, can we refrigerate (not freeze) the fries? That way when someone orders, we only need to fry once. 
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How Do I Keep Shredded Hashbrowns from Turning Dark?

Dec 27, 2019
Q: I own a restaurant and we make a ton of potato pancakes. How do we keep 30 pounds of shredded potatoes from turning dark while storing them?
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I’m Using a Raw Potato for Holiday Card Prints, How Long Will the Potato Last in the Refrigerator?

Dec 20, 2019
Q: I'm carving a raw white potato to make potato prints for my holiday cards. How long will a raw carved potato keep in the fridge?
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Can I Eat Potato Skins on a No-Carb Diet?

Nov 14, 2019
Q: My doctor put me on a strict, no-carb diet. Is it okay to eat potato skins?
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Washing a Large Number of Fingerlings

Nov 7, 2019
Q: Is there an easy way to clean a large amount of fingerling potatoes? I'm going nuts trying to get enough for a large meal!
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Baking Potatoes for a Large Wedding

Oct 31, 2019
Q: We are planning on serving baked potatoes at an upcoming wedding and I will need approximately 150 potatoes. We are going to use extra-large potatoes (like you can get at Costco). We will have access to 3 ovens, each with only 2 racks. It appears from your website that the most effective way to bake is without foil. We intend on wrapping them after baking and storing in an insulated cooler to keep warm until ready to serve. Questions: Is it okay to rub oil on them prior to baking so the skins will not be dried out? And, can we stack the potatoes 2 high on each rack in order to get 50 potatoes in? We intend baking them at 450°F - how long will we need to keep them in the oven?
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Are the Sprout Inhibitor Chemicals Used on Potatoes Safe?

Sep 12, 2019
Q: I am concerned about potato treatment with sprout inhibitor and other chemicals. Do you have any information on chemical use on Idaho potato or organic alternatives?
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