How do you get the starch out of the potato?

potatoes laying on white tray with kitchen knife

You can buy potato starch from the grocery store. This is a white powder that has similar properties to flour, so it can be used to thicken sauces, for example . Or you can use it to make glue. The name "potato starch" already tells you that the starch comes from potatoes. But how do you get the starch out of the potatoes?

You will need

  • 4-5 medium potatoes
  • 1 grater
  • 2 plastic bowls
  • 1 tea towel
  • 1 refractory dish, e.g. small casserole dish 

Let’s get started!

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