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Happy Hour: 2008 Recipe Contest
Congratulations Tommy Masaraccia
Grand Prize Winner
Porcupine Idaho® Potatoes
with Hot Pepper Jelly Dipping Sauce »

submitted by Tommy Masaracchia,
Executive Chef/Owner of Tope La' Restaurant
in Hammond, Louisiana dazzled the judges.

Appetizer Category Winners

First Place


Porcupine Idaho® Potatoes with Hot Pepper Jelly Dipping Sauce »
Tommy Masaracchia
Executive Chef/Owner
Tope La' Restaurant
Hammond, LA


Second Place


Parmesan Fried Idaho® Potatoes »
Mark Newton
Executive Chef
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH


Honorable Mention


Hariyali Tikki »
Ryan Gunthner
Food and Nutrition Manager
Desert Valley Medical Center
Victorville, CA

Flat Iron Steak Salad with Truffeled Potato Chips »
Harry Honer
Executive Chef
Rider University
Hatboro, PA

Idaho® Potato Souffle »
Chris Mark
Executive Chef
Palmetto Dunes Resort
Hilton Head Island, SC

Seafood Stuffed Idaho® Potato »
Wayne Oden
Manager
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT

Idaho® Potato-Caraway Waffle »
Peter R. Tzeschlock
Culinary Arts Instructor
FCAVC Culinary Arts Program
Auburn, IN


Side Dish Category Winners

First Place


Stuffed Idaho® Potato Hashbrowns »
Benjamin Thoen
Chef
Good Thyme Woodfire Grill and Catering
Washburn, WI


Second Place


Truffled Parmesan Idaho® Potato Cannoli »
Martin Wolf CEC
Executive Chef
Greenville Tech Carolina Culinary Institute
Easley, SC


Late-Night Snack Category Winners

First Place


Idaho® Potato Arancini »
Pete Dressen
Executive Chef
Walden Country Inn
Aurora, OH


Second Place


Fully Loaded Idaho® Potato Gnocchi Fritti »
Jorge De La Torre
Dean of Culinary Education
Johnson & Wales University
Denver, CO

Irish-Style Nachos with Idaho® Potatoes »
Patterson Watkins
Catering Manager
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


Honorable Mention


Easy Idaho® Potato—Artichoke Dip »
Adam Hegsted
Executive Chef
Le Piastre
Coeur d' Alene, ID


Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Winners

First Place

Appetizer Category


2 Bite Gingery Salmon Potato Burgers on Idaho® Potato Crisps »
Pat Ernst Dugan
Chef/Owner
Chez Pat
Tarpon Spring, FL


Second Place

Appetizer Category


BBQ Chicken & Idaho® Potato Frites »
Jackie Grantham
Food Service Manager
Oak Grove Island Golf and Country Club
Brunswick, GA

Idaho Potato Taquitos »
Barbara Sibley
Co Chef Owner
La Palapa Cocina Mexicana
New York, NY


First Place

Side Dish Category


Idaho® Potato, Carrot, and Zucchini Pancakes »
Jodi Lee Duryea
Lecturer/Chef Instructor
University of North Texas
Denton, TX


First Place

Late-Night Snack Category


Chili-Cheese Twice-Stuffed Idaho® Potatoes »
Celstina Contreras
Training
CleanPlate Culinary Program
Whittier, CA


Second Place

Late-Night Snack Category


Blue Cheese Idaho® Potato Chips »
Julie Reid
Chef
Former Vice President of Culinary Development, Ruby Tuesday’s
Maryville, TN




Grand Prize Recipe
Porcupine Idaho® Potatoes with Hot Pepper Jelly Dipping Sauce »