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How do I take the starch out of potatoes ?

asked by Loulou over 2 years ago
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Allison Bruns Buford

Allison works in the Food52 test kitchen

added over 2 years ago

Hi Loulou,

If starch is your concern, first start with the type of potato. Red potatoes (most often boiled or roasted) are lower in starch, while the russets and yukon gold (common potatoes for mashing) will be higher in starch. For these, I would recommend peeling, cutting and submerging in water for a few hours. Afterwards, rinse and boil in fresh water, extracting even more starch from the potatoes.

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QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

Can you provide a bit more details on what you will be making? In general, if you peel the potatoes, slice or cube them, and then wash the potatoes after they've been sliced, you will eliminate quite a bit of starch.

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added over 2 years ago

Thank you!

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June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 2 years ago

It all depends upon what you are making. Different types of potatoes are better for certain recipes. We can better help you if you ask a m re specific question. Why do you want to remove the starch from the potatoes in the first place?

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added over 2 years ago

If you remove the starch from a potato you are not going to have much potato left.