Idaho Potato Commission Offers Purchasing Tips
One potato, two potato, three potato. The state of Idaho produces more than 25 potato varieties, and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is proud to promote them all. From the popular Russet Burbank to the delectable Cal Red to the exotically named Russian Banana Fingerling, Idaho produces a potato to meet every recipe requirement.
For example, the Russet Burbank, with its distinctive, earthy flavor and high solids content makes the ideal baking potato and is a popular variety for French fries, while many chefs chose the waxy, firm textured Cal Red to boil or steam for potato salad.
For operators who need help selecting just the right potato for their needs, the IPC has developed a “Our Most Popular Varieties” web page with a link for a downloadable Idaho Potato Varieties poster to take the guesswork out of purchasing.
Operators can also visit the IPC's foodservice website to browse the IPC’s comprehensive recipe database, refer to a helpful size guide and Idaho potato preparation tips, and find answers and solutions to operational and culinary FAQs.