I made potato starch today and I'm really proud. It is the very first time for me. Now, to be perfectly honest, I would have probably added one more piece of equipment (my metal bowl strainer), but I wasn't thinking. It really didn't make THAT much difference but it would have made it easier, probably, for me. I had heard you could make potato starch and wanted to do it all on my own - THEN I went to the internet to see how off I was and I wasn't that far off at all!! I had always noticed when I cooked potatoes that milky substance in the bottom of my pan and kind of knew it was starch but since I'm not really too great about thinking outside of the box it never occurred to me that it was starch-starch and would work in a similar manner as corn starch and flour. Sometimes even I amaze myself as to how little I actually think!! Anyway, in talking to one of my sons, he was telling me that he was using potato starch and I got to thinking about why I couldn't make my own. So I did!! Well, since it's my first time I haven't perfected it yet but here's what occurred -
I realize it didn't make a whole lot of potato starch but it is free!! The potato peelings went into the compost bin and the shredded potatoes went into some water with lemon juice and then into the frig. I'll fry some of them and do whatever I want to do with the rest of the shredded potatoes. Absolutely, no waste! I love it!!! Yes, a little trouble - but just think about all the things in the world that take your time, your efforts and actually do cause you trouble. This is rather a drop in the bucket!
My name is Nina. Southern Indiana has been my home since 1952. I've been a legal secretary most of my adult life and for my leisure time I enjoy everything connected to the world of herbs and cooking is almost like a "fever". I am also quite opinionated but try not to push my opinions on others. My family is grown and I'm left with a wonderful hubby sharing life with me. I'd guess you'd say my passion is living that life to the fullest.