Do you love Potatoes? Seems like just about everyone has a favorite recipe, from the basics like Mashed Potatoes to fancier dishes like Potato Au Gratin – there are a ton of ways to love Potatoes. Idaho growing conditions are ideal for producing nice quality Russet Potatoes that have low moisture content making them fluffier (think baked or mashed), less likely to absorb oil (think fried or in casseroles) and easier to get crispy (think roasting and frying). Are Potatoes healthy? Potatoes themselves ARE since they’re a good source of Vitamin C, Potassium and Fiber, but how you prepare Potatoes and what you put on them determines the true healthy-factor.
What’s an Idaho Potato?
What is typically referred to as an Idaho Potato is simply a russet variety potato – white flesh under brown, russeted skin – that is grown in the state of Idaho. Their unique soil conditions create high quality potatoes with a nice balance of moisture, sugar and starch content. Idaho Potatoes are ideal for baking, mashing and frying. Store them in a cool, dark place – but not below 42 degrees.