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What to do with potato starch?

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My MIL has just gone into assisted living, and we're cleaning out her house. In the kitchen was an unopened container of potato starch. Any idea how to use it?

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  1. unless you're planning to do any gluten-free or Passover baking, you might want to donate it...or you can use it as a thickener for sauces, stews & soups.

    1. One of those lighter than air cakes... Maybe http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo... or something like it.

      I like GHG's idea to donate, too, even if it's just to your favorite gluten free person! Gluten free bakers can go broke on flour.

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      1. re: Vetter

        Great idea, I'll donate it to a friend whose husband is allergic to everything!

      2. If you've never had potato kugel before, it's a welcome change from more standard potato fare. And no, it's not just for Passover. I've made this recipe, which calls for 1/4 cup of potato starch, many times and everyone loves it:

        http://www.food.com/recipe/lacy-potat...

        As goodhealthgourmet points out, it is also a thickener. Use it in the same way as cornstarch, by mixing it with some water and adding the slurry to the hot liquid.