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Mar 17, 2008 07:39 AM

Potato flour?

I made some sweet and sour chicken balls the other night, deep-fried of course, but had to substitute regular flour for what the recipe called for, potato flour, which is apparently gluten free.
Has anyone heard of the stuff and, more to the point, does anyone know *specifically* where to get it?

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  1. I used to buy potato flour from Fleur Sauvage on Monkland. I assume they still sell it, but I don't know for sure.

    1. Widely available. Would be surprised if most supermarket chains don't carry it. Am fairly sure I spied some at ExoFruits last week. Will double-check next time I'm there.

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      1. re: carswell

        Finally remembered to check. ExoFruits has it. Clic brand in canisters (325 g?), around $2.50 a shot.

      2. Check the kosher section of the grocery store. Sold as Potato starch.... I suspect the concept was to coat the chicken with a thin crispy coating, if so, this is what you are looking for.

        The Brits refer to corn starch as corn flour, chances are your recipe was from a Brit English source.

        Regular flour will net an entirely different result.

        1. Potato flour-not to be confused with potato starch can be found at health food stores like Tau,Nature Sante 2000, and Loblaws has a good section for gluten-free. Asian markets carry it too. Call the health food stores first because sometimes you go & they're out of stock. I actually just purchased some at IGA believe it or not, my wheat intolerances are becoming easier to accomodate, whoohoo! If you get really stuck order directly from Bob's Redmill(google em online)
          Good luck & happy hunting!

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          1. re: nutmegpinch

            I have seen the Bob's Redmill products at P.A. on Fort.