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potato flour


an ultrafine, gluten-free flour made from cooked dried potatoes, used for baking or as a thickener


Potato flour is also produced in many countries, with slices of cleaned potatoes being dried, ground, and sieved.

Word Origin

by 1792

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  • Sift the potato flour, wheat flour, and cream of tartar three times, and then fold into the mixture.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Add the grated lemon rind and juice, stir in the potato flour, and finally fold in the whites of the eggs, beaten very light.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • potato flour or mashed potato can be used to extend the wheat, it being possible to work in almost 50 per cent.

    Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918) C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
  • The bread is black, sour, and hard, with a large proportion of potato flour in it.

    Servants of the Guns Jeffery E. Jeffery
  • Stiffen with potato flour as in other fruit puddings—a tablespoonful to a quart of the purée—and mould and serve in the same way.

    The Golden Age Cook Book Henrietta Latham Dwight
  • Then at five o'clock there was an issue of black bread made mostly from potato flour.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung
  • When almost completed, add gradually a small quantity of potato flour and a little water.

    Home Pork Making A. W. Fulton
  • potato flour is excellent for sponge-cake, and other things which require extraordinary lightness.

  • Warm them over the fire, but do not let them boil; add a small quantity of thickening of potato flour mixed with a little water.

  • Articles of delicate colour and texture can often be dry-cleaned with potato flour, powdered French chalk, or powdered magnesia.

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