Tater Talk December 2021: The Holidays Are Here with Idaho® Potatoes

December 2021

Cheesy Cranberry and Brie Idaho® Potato Pull Apart

Spread some serious holiday cheer by whipping up Cheesy Cranberry and Brie Idaho Potato Pull Apart that is as equally fun to eat as it is to make. Brie cheese, cranberry and herb infused Idaho potato dumplings are tossed in shredded mozzarella cheese and baked in a skillet for 20 minutes. If your shindig isn’t until later, refrigerate it until your guests arrive. Right before serving, top the dish with additional shredded cheese and bake for ten minutes until it looks golden brown and crispy around the edges. Top with fresh herbs and cranberries for an elegant finishing touch. 

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Ida-Ho-Ho-Ho Potato Scratch-Stakes

The Ida-Ho-Ho-Ho Potato Scratch-Stakes is in full swing! The Idaho Potato Commission is giving away more than $30,000 in cash and “spudtacular” prizes. Use your mouse to virtually ‘scratch off’ the digital game piece to see what you’ve won. If your scratcher doesn’t reveal a prize, you will be entered to win the $1000 grand prize. With over 50,000 entries already, don’t miss your chance to take home some Visa gift cards and Idaho potato swag like air fryers, knife blocks, a replica of the Big Idaho Potato Truck or fresh Idaho potatoes The scratch-stakes will end on December 24th at 11:59 PM MT.

Enter here to make this holiday season extra special. 

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will take place on December 21st at 1:30 PM MT, where the Wyoming Cowboys face off against Kent State Golden Flashes on the iconic blue turf at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Grab your tickets to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl! If you can’t make it in-person, be sure to catch all the action on ESPN.


9th Annual New Year's Eve Potato Drop

Ring in the new year by watching a giant tater fall, while fireworks hit the sky at the State Capitol in downtown Boise, Idaho. The 9th Annual New Year’s Eve Idaho Potato Drop festivities start at 6 PM MT and include an exciting ski and snowboard exhibition with top athletes batting it out in the snow. Catch some live music and sample local food and beverage options from a variety of vendors. Don’t forget to swing by the Big Idaho Potato Truck and snag a photo with Spuddy Buddy! 

COVID-19 Protocol: If you attend the event, a proof of vaccination or a 72 hour negative test result will be required to enter the beer garden or VIP areas. Masks will need to be worn in areas where 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained. 


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: Why aren’t my potato slices turning golden brown?

A: This all depends on the preparation of the potatoes. For example, boiling potatoes won’t cause the potatoes to turn golden brown because the surface of the potatoes aren’t directly adhering to the surface of the heat source. The sugars in the potatoes need to come into direct contact with a heat source (pan frying, roasting, hash browns, au gratin, etc.) for them to turn golden brown.


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