Lemon Meringue PIe - can I use potato starch?

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repartee
Cheeseburger
2006/03/04 09:00:56
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
Filet Mignon
RE: Lemon Meringue PIe - can I use potato starch? 2006/03/04 09:18:23
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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
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Lemon Meringue PIe - can I use potato starch? 2006/03/04 09:52:48
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.