Potato Starch Substitute

Do you need a potato starch substitute? If so, you’re in luck. In this blog post, we will discuss a few different potato starch substitutes that you can use. We’ll also provide some tips on choosing the right one for your needs.

So whether you’re looking for a gluten-free option or just want to find a suitable replacement for potato starch, we’ve got you covered.

What Is Potato Starch?

Potato Starch is an ingredient used in many recipes to enhance the consistency of foods. It’s derived from crushed potatoes. It looks like a fine powdery substance when pureed with water or other liquids before drying out into brittle white threads that can be crumbled easily between your fingers; no taste whatsoever.

But don’t worry – this flavorless product has benefits besides just adding weight (which we all want)to whatever you’re cooking up. Potato Starch is an excellent thickener and can be used in sauces, gravies, soups, stews, puddings, soufflés, cakes, cookies, and more.

Potato Starch is an excellent dietary fiber, vitamin B, and potassium source. It’s gluten-free, so it’s perfect for people who don’t want to consume gluten or have Celiac Disease.

How Is Potato Starch Made? 

Making potato starch is an easy process that can be done with high-speed machinery. The first step is to wash raw potatoes. Then the potatoes are peeled to get at their starchy substance. After that, the starchy substance is dried into a fine powder form.

The powder can then be used as a substitute for cornstarch in some cases, even when processed foods like French fries or chips are leftover after manufacturing whatever product people want most often from the menu.

What Is Potato Starch Used For?

Potato starch is an excellent cornstarch substitute. It’s often used to thicken soups, stews, and sauces because of its ability to thicken liquids at low temperatures without refrigeration (which would ruin the food).

For these reasons, potato starches are good alternatives when cooking with chicken broth or applesauce instead of creating another billable ingredient that requires storage space in your pantry.

Potato Flour 

potato powder

How Is Potato Flour Made? 

Potato flour is made with whole potatoes that are cooked and dried. The dried potatoes are then ground into a fine powder. Potato flour is healthier than just starch because it contains vitamins and minerals. It is also gluten-free, making it an excellent alternative to wheat flour.

Potato flour doesn’t look white like the kind you would find in a grocery store; its color comes from being colored using centrifugation techniques. This creates brown tones similar to those seen when looking at fresh produce under natural light sources such as sunlight.

What Is Potato Flour Used For?

Potato flour is an excellent addition to your gluten-free baking arsenal. Not only does it help with moisture and density, but potato also provides some additional nutrients that are typically missing from other types of flours like brown or white rice.

Rice isn’t suitable as the sole ingredient because you’ll end up having too much residual starch leftover after cooking-that means gummy loaves rather than risky ones (or even worse: raw dough). However, if used in conjunction with these grains, we’ve found no problem whatsoever; just make sure not to overdo it on the rice flour.

Can You Use Them Interchangeably? 

If you’re looking for a way to extend the life of your yeast bread, then potato flour might be just what you need. It’s not always an exact 1:1 ratio with other ingredients like starch or protein, which sometimes means more minor will work better.

We’ll go over all these alternatives below, so check them before using them in recipes where “potato” is called out specifically (i.e., Irish soda bread).

Substitutes for Potato Flour

If you need to use a substitute for potato flour, it can be tricky. But fortunately, there are some excellent options. The best option is going to be tapioca flours or blenders that have been ground into powder form-you’ll want either two tablespoons per cup used in place on whole oats and unicorn possession 3000-watt commercial-grade personal blender with super-strong motor and 32 oz food processor attachment.

If you’re trying to avoid gluten, potato flour can also be replaced with just about any other type of gluten-free flour blend. Follow the recipe’s instructions for the amount needed, and you’ll have a tasty treat in no time. Just don’t think that swapping out all of your wheat flour for potato flour will create a fantastic loaf of bread. It’s just not going to happen.


In general, I prefer to use cornstarch as my number one choice when cooking without gluten. However, if you are looking for a quick alternative and enjoy the taste of potatoes, then arrowroot flour will be more than adequate.


Cornstarch Flour

Cornstarch is a classic pantry ingredient that’s great for thickening soups and sauces. It’s also gluten-free, so it can be used as an alternative to potato starch in recipes where you need something starchy but don’t want the floury taste of wheat flour.

To use cornstarch instead of potato starch in your recipes, replace one tablespoon of cornstarch for every three tablespoons of potato starch called for in the recipe.


Arrowroot flour

This starch is extracted from a tropical tuber known as arrowroot. It has a similar look to cornstarch and can also be used in a one-to-one ratio with potato starch.

As an added benefit, it is gluten-free, so people who have celiac disease or just want to avoid gluten altogether can use this starch.

One thing to note is that arrowroot powder tends to have a more light effect and might not turn out as thick or glossy. If you need something more comprehensive, simply add more starch than what is required in the recipe. 


Tapioca Flour

Tapioca starch, derived from the cassava root, is a thickener and binder with a neutral taste. It’s also gluten-free and can be used in a substitution ratio of 1:1.

Like potato starch, tapioca starch is best when mixed with gluten-free flour to help create structure in baked goods. It also helps add some elasticity back into gluten-free doughs that have been overworked.


Potato Starch

If you’re looking for a potato flour substitution that is 100% gluten-free, rice flour may be your best bet. Rice flour can also be used in recipes that call for potato starch or tapioca starch.

Substitute rice flour at a 1:1 ratio with potato flour. You can also use cornstarch as a gluten-free alternative but keep in mind it can’t be substituted at the same ratio (see number one on this list) because it is much finer. 


Mashed potatoes

You are using an old-fashioned, creative substitution. Use good mashed potato mix in place of starch. Pulse it with your food processor to make powder and operate at a 1:1 ratio for best results.


Brown Rice Flour

Rice flour is made from ground-up white or brown rice. While it may be a bit more grainy, you can still use it to substitute potato starch. Try using a ratio of ¾ cup rice flour to every one cup of potato starch.

When looking for substitutes for potato flour and starch, just think about what the product is made from – other starches like corn, arrowroot, or tapioca will work well, and rice flour can be used as a last resort. With these substitutes, you’ll be able to cook up your favorite potato-starch recipes with ease and without any worry.



When it comes to baking, rice flour is a beautiful replacement for potato starch. The sweet flavor adds an extra layer of complexity that will make your recipes even more delicious.



Mochi is a type of rice flour that has an almost sweet flavor and can be used for both bakings and cooking. It’s made from short grain brown rice, which gives it slightly different textures than other types of rice, but still produces excellent results when combined with other ingredients.


Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is a versatile, gluten-free baking alternative packed with protein and fiber. It can be used in baked goods to replace potato starch because it is very absorbent and will soak up excess moisture.

Coconut flour has a slight coconut flavor, so you may want to consider adding vanilla extract or another flavoring to your recipe if using it as a substitute. To use potato starch in place, try using one-third less coconut flour than the amount of potato starch in your recipe.



The traditional matzo is complex, a flatbread that resembles a cracker. It’s not just made from flour and water like regular Western par-ties–matzo also includes yeast which gives it its distinctive holes when blown by air during the baking time.

This dish has been around since at least 1000 BC in Egypt, where researchers found evidence of ancient Jews using this type. These days you can discover Matzo Meal in the Kosher section of most major grocery stores.

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