I am super excited to partnering with Idaho® potatoes! You all know I am a huge fan of sit down family dinners and eating a wholesome meal together. Well, potatoes, are a great choice for sit down meals. Potatoes can be cooked in so many different ways and they loaded with nutrition. During the #taterhacks twitter party, we share some great back to school hacks, potato hack recipes, and prizes. I will also share some helpful potato information, tips, hacks and recipes with you here to whet you appetite!
Idaho Potato Back to School Twitter Party
Idaho Potato Back to School Twitter Party Details:
No RSVP needed! Just follow @idahopotato @familyfocusblog and @heathercoxNBC and join the conversation with the hashtag #taterhacks! Prizes will include 3 $50 Visa gift cards and 2 Eco Lunch Boxes.
The Twitter Party starts at 5pm PST, 7pm CST, 8pm ESTon September 27th. Tweet you then! We’d love it if you retweet the twitter party announcement below.
— Scarlet Paolicchi (@familyfocusblog) September 25, 2017
What are Idaho Potatoes?
This may seem obvious but, only potatoes grown in Idaho can be called Idaho® potatoes!
Idaho has ideal growing conditions with the rich, volcanic soil and you can taste the difference. While Russet potatoes are the most well-known kind of potato grown in Idaho, more than 25 other potato varieties including Yukon Golds, Reds and Fingerlings. Look for the “Grown in Idaho®” seal!
Are Potatoes Nutritious?
You bet! Potatoes are a very nutritious addition to your diet. This infographic does a great job of laying it out. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber and pantothenic acid.
What are the best potatoes for roasting?
Well, potatoes are very versatile and you can use almost any variety for any dish. However, knowing a bit about each potato variety will help you match it to it’s best use. Just like Russet potatoes are your classic backing choice for baking up fluffy, Yukon Golds are your classic choice for roasting up golden, moist, and flavorful.
How do you most enjoy your Idaho Potatoes? Feel free to share your favorite potato hack recipes and cooking tips below!