You could ask anyone in the country, "what food is Idaho known for?" and odds are you're going to hear "potato." Can't blame them. It's the low hanging fruit...or eh, low growing root vegetable. However, Idaho has much more to offer than potatoes...
So, there’s a new Netflix gameshow called, Bullsh*t The Gameshow. The show stars Howie Mandel as the host, and in the most recent episode (Season 1, Episode 8), the million-dollar question was about the Giant Potato Airbnb that we have here in Idaho.
Idaho produces more potatoes than any other state. That may not be a surprise but did you know on average in one year is is over a billion dollars in revenue for the state?! That is a lot of potatoes. How much do we really know about these potatoes that have helped make our great state what it is today?
Potatoes can be made thousands of different ways. The possibilities nearly endless. However when I saw Peanut Putter and Jelly potatoes on the list it didnt make sense to me. So of course I had to order it and try it.
Idaho and potatoes go hand in hand. Idaho brings in about $1 Billion per year through farming and agriculture around potatoes alone. Some of the ways Idahoans celebrate potatoes and how the gem state and other west coast states prefer to eat them.