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Recipe Contest: Idaho Potato

Potatoes are one of the most used staple foods.
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Calling all cooks who love the humble spud.

If you have a flair for preparing healthful fare, now is your time to shine. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is rewarding resourceful home cooks for innovative Idaho potato recipes that bank on flavor and still save cents in its new “Watching Waistlines & Wallets” Recipe Contest.

You are invited to submit your original, healthful, affordable and easy-to-prepare Idaho potato recipes online for a chance to wine $5,000 grand prize.  Recipes will be judged by the potato pros on the following criteria:

*    Use of Idaho potatoes as the main ingredient (potatoes can be
fresh, frozen or dehydrated);
*    recipe calls for no more than 10 ingredients;
*    originality and taste;
*    ease of preparation;
*    overall healthfulness of the recipe and cost to make.


1 Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000

1 Runner-Up will receive $1,500

5 Honorable Mentions receiving an exclusive prize pack including autographed copies of cookbooks, and $100 cash.

View the contest guidelines and instructions for how to submit your original waistline-and wallet-friendly Idaho potato recipe during the January 25-March 31, 2010 contest period.

Good luck!

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