Growing up in Idaho eating potatoes almost daily it was never a special thing or a big surprise to see a massive potato. My mom worked at a potato warehouse when I was really little and she would bring home potatoes 2x the size of this potato. That was rare and special for me.
Here in Houston when I buy my potatoes they are usually 3 inches long is all like this itsy bitsy one shown on the right. I have never had any that are much larger than that. Also most of the time it is hard to find Idaho potatoes in the bag, however, I think I could by them individually. Most of them are grown here in Texas. One bag that I bought a few weeks ago happened to be a bag of Texas grown potatoes. To my surprise this huge potato was mixed in with little baby ones and a few descent sized baker potatoes. I could not believe my eyes. It was large enough to make a good amount of fried potatoes to feed my whole family.
Now, you may ask yourself why the random post about potatoes? Well, being from potato country I must like my potatoes. So, to all the Houstonians out there, there is hope that someday you too will get lucky and come across a large potato hiding under all the miniature ones.