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Post Posted: Sun, Mar 07 2010, 7:22 pm       Post subject: FLOUR VS POTATO STARCH
This might be a silly question. If a recipe calls for flour can I simply substitute potato starch for it?
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Post Posted: Sun, Mar 07 2010, 9:45 pm       Post subject:
No. Potato starch is like corn starch.
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Post Posted: Sun, Mar 07 2010, 9:48 pm       Post subject: re: FLOUR VS POTATO STARCH
CM is right. You cannot just substitute potato starch for flour.

Btw, potato starch is actually thicker than corn starch. If a recipe calls for 1 Tbsp of cornstarch, you should actually only use about 1 tsp of potato starch as a substitute.
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Post Posted: Sun, Mar 07 2010, 9:52 pm       Post subject: Re: FLOUR VS POTATO STARCH
dochesed wrote:
This might be a silly question. If a recipe calls for flour can I simply substitute potato starch for it?

Wheat flour has gluten, which is what makes bread and cake stretchy and fluffy. If the recipe is for something like that, then you can't substitute. If it's to thicken a sauce, or in a breading, or in a souffle, or anything else where it's not the gluten that you want, then that's usually ok. epicurious.com has some good info about substitutions.
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Post Posted: Sun, Mar 07 2010, 10:14 pm       Post subject: re: FLOUR VS POTATO STARCH
Thanks everyone for your replies.
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Post Posted: Wed, Mar 24 2010, 6:06 am       Post subject: re: FLOUR VS POTATO STARCH
apparently you can add 5/8 cup of Potato FLOUR for every cup of wheat flour - I looked it up on the internet today so haven't tried it yet.
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Post Posted: Fri, Mar 26 2010, 12:22 pm       Post subject: re: FLOUR VS POTATO STARCH
what about matza meal? how does that work vs the potato starch?
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Post Posted: Fri, Mar 26 2010, 2:18 pm       Post subject:
I don't see how it pays to sub for the flour. we have many good pesach difke recipes posted here; stick with something you know that will work
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