Friday, August 5, 2011
A flour derived from cooked potatoes that are crushed and washed until just the starch remains. The starch is then dried to a powder.
Potato Starch is used as a thickener for sauces, soups, and stews. Potato starch tolerates higher temperatures than cornstarch when used as a thickener. It's a natural way to add moistness to many baked goods.
Unlike cornstarch or other grain-based foods, it is permitted for use during Passover.
Potato starch and potato flour are not interchangeable.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.