TWENTY-FIVE IDAHO® POTATO PERFECT PAIRINGS OFFER A HARVEST OF MENU IDEAS FOR THE 2014 CROP

It’s September, and the annual potato harvest is underway across Idaho, where growers are unearthing a year’s supply of America’s favorite potatoes. To coincide with the arrival of fresh Idaho® Potato varieties in the market and to assist operators with planning for fall and winter menus, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has posted its Perfect Potato Pairings recipe web page.

The IPC plumbed its extensive foodservice recipe database to compile riffs on potato and complementary ingredient combinations. A click on each Idaho® Potato pairing yields up to a dozen innovative potato recipes for every menu style contributed by leading chefs and foodservice operators from around the country. The Perfect Potato Pairings range from customer favorites (bacon, cheese, eggs and sausage), to herbs and aromatics (basil, paprika, honey, and cinnamon), to vegetable partners (asparagus, squash, tomatoes and mushrooms), to special events (Super Bowl, Thanksgiving, New Years).

Operators will want to bookmark the IPC Perfect Potato Pairings page for year-round menu inspiration. For more information, visit the IPC recipe database at foodservice.idahopotato.com/recipes. While on the site, check out the helpful size guide and Idaho® potato preparation tips, and find answers and solutions to operational and culinary FAQs.

About the Idaho Potato Commission

Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain–fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho® potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance. These ideal growing conditions are what differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states. For more information, visit: www.idahopotato.com