Lemon Meringue PIe - can I use potato starch?

Author Message
repartee
  • Total Posts : 111
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 7/11/2003
  • Location: Boise, ID
Lemon Meringue PIe - can I use potato starch? - Sat, 03/4/06 9:00 AM
0
Well, here's my quandry. What with living in Japan,there's not a lot of corn starch to be had.

I've been asked to teach Lemon Meringue Pie to a group and only have access to 'katakuriko', which I am 99% sure is potato starch. Is that okay or will i get a different result?

Greymo
  • Total Posts : 3660
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 11/30/2005
  • Location: Marriottsville, MD
RE: Lemon Meringue PIe - can I use potato starch? - Sat, 03/4/06 9:18 AM
0
quote:
Originally posted by repartee

Well, here's my quandry. What with living in Japan,there's not a lot of corn starch to be had.

I've been asked to teach Lemon Meringue Pie to a group and only have access to 'katakuriko', which I am 99% sure is potato starch. Is that okay or will i get a different result?


Potato starch is supposed to be a substitute for corn starch but I have never tried it.

tmiles
  • Total Posts : 1908
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 10/1/2004
  • Location: Millbury, MA
RE: Lemon Meringue PIe - can I use potato starch? - Sat, 03/4/06 9:52 AM
0
I would test it with local ingredients before I taught the class. I would also bring the actual packages of what I used to the class. Having been in similar social situations in Japan, I can tell you that it is easy to get confused. You can save a lot of time by being prepared.