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What is a good substitute for potato starch?

asked by isabelita almost 8 years ago

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lastnightsdinner
added almost 8 years ago

Cornstarch, tapioca, or arrowroot are most commonly recommended to give you the same effect as potato starch.

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added almost 8 years ago

It's hard to answer without knowing the dish. But lastnightsdinner's answers are on target, with cornstarch being the cheapest and most easiest to find. Arrowroot will give a nice gloss to sauces but I don't use it for much beyond that.

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isabelita
added almost 8 years ago

Thank you both. My cheesecake recipe called for potato starch which turned out fine but not as smooth as I would have liked.

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susan g
added almost 8 years ago

If you used potato starch and it was not smooth, is it possible you had potato flour instead?

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