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Tater Talk June 2016: Kicking off Potato Salad Season

JUNE 2016

Summer is Potato Salad Season in Idaho

Here at the Idaho Potato Commission, summer is virtually synonymous with potato salad! And now that summer has finally arrived, we have an amazing collection of potato salads for every occasion… and palate. Traditionalists who love a mayonnaise-based salad will swoon over Creamy Corn and Idaho® Potato Salad With Buttermilk Bacon Dressing. A tangy creamy dressing, pop of sweet corn kernels and crunchy bacon combine to make an instant classic. For something smoky and spicy try Spicy Chipotle and Idaho® Potato Salad that blends silky red potatoes into a flavor-packed dressing. With more than 50 potato salads in our recipe database you can try a new one almost every night of the week all summer long! Head over to our website for the full collection »

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Air Fryer Recipes for a New Spin on Spuds

Air fryers can make crispy French fries or crunchy potato chips using only super-heated air. Some of our favorite bloggers have new ways to prepare Idaho® potatoes including The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen whose recipe for Air-Fryer Curly Fries with Bacon Chive Dip has our mouths watering!  Get all of the air fryer recipes »

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Spice up your Potatoes with Turmeric

Turmeric has been named the “spice of the year” for 2016 and it’s popping up on menus all over the country. If you’re not familiar with this bright orange Indian spice, it has a peppery flavor and mild fragrance similar to ginger. Try making Idaho® Potato Samosas -- crispy-on-the-outside and stuffed with fluffy spiced potatoes and peas on the inside. Get this and more recipes on our website »

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Lisa Lin's Idaho® Potato Nachos with General Tso's Chicken

Blogger Lisa Lin, of Healthy Nibbles and Bits, recently shared her video for Idaho® Potato Nachos with General Tso’s Chicken and we can’t get enough of it! Crispy fried potato rounds are topped with crunchy sliced peppers, drizzled with melted cheese and finished with shredded chicken in a sweet-and-spicy General Tso’s sauce. Get inspired to make your own on our YouTube page »
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Ask Dr. Potato: How many days ahead can I make potato salad?

If you’re planning to cook the potatoes ahead of time, I recommend two days tops. Exposure to air can make the potatoes turn dark. Adding an acid such as concentrated lemon juice or white wine vinegar to the water you’ll use to cook the potatoes can help. Pickle juice will do the same thing. Cooking potatoes ahead of time and then combining the ingredients the day you plan to serve the salad is a good idea. Remember to check the seasoning and dressing before serving - you may need to add a little more as the potatoes will absorb some of the flavors.

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