What to substitute for potato flour
My recipe for "Numbing-and-Hot Chicken" (Dunlop, Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook) calls for potato flour in the marinade and the sauce. Is that the same as potato starch? What can I use as a substitute for potato flour? Thanks.
Cindy, i can't be sure without seeing the recipe, but since - as monavano already pointed out - it sounds like you just need a thickener, potato starch, corn starch, tapioca starch or arrowroot powder should work.
HOWEVER, just a heads-up for future reference that if this was a *baking* recipe it wouldn't be a straight swap. potato starch and potato flour are actually two very different ingredients, and trying to sub one for the other in a bread, cake or pastry would be disastrous.