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What to substitute for potato flour

CindyJ Feb 24, 2010 07:24 AM

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.

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  1. monavano RE: CindyJ Feb 24, 2010 07:37 AM

    It sounds like the recipe is calling for a thickener, so potato starch should be fine. Or corn starch.

    1. goodhealthgourmet RE: CindyJ Feb 24, 2010 07:56 AM

      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.

      1. hannaone RE: CindyJ Feb 24, 2010 08:15 AM

        Some thickeners and substitutes -
        http://www.foodsubs.com/ThickenStarch...

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          CindyJ RE: hannaone Feb 25, 2010 05:59 AM

          Thanks! That's a really helpful link.

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