Potato starch is the extracted starch from potatoes. The starch turns to a light, powdery, flour-like consistency once it has dried out. Potato starch is commonly used in cooking and baking. It can be used as a thickening agent for sweet and savory, hot and cold recipes, such as soups, gravies, pie fillings, sauces, stews, and casseroles.
It is also a gluten-free substitution for flour in muffin and bread recipes, and an excellent choice when frying meat, fish, and vegetables to get a perfectly crispy, golden layer.