Quarterly Mash-Up: Issue 4: Did you Know
Potatoes are an allergy-friendly option to combine other ingredients, add creamy texture and mix in as a filler – all while remaining cost effective. For every application from soups to desserts, potatoes are an essential addition to the traditional list of potential fillers, binders and extenders. They impart a neutral flavor and ideal texture to achieve a smooth, even and moist finished product. Consider these helpful tips for creating gluten-free applications:
- Potato flour is a great addition to gluten-free bread recipes.
- Dehydrated potato flakes are a great alternative to traditional breadcrumbs for coating – mimicking the texture of panko breadcrumbs– to achieve a golden, crispy outer crust when baking or frying.
- Dehydrated potato flakes also make a great gluten-free filler for crab cakes, burgers and more.
- Many coated fry varieties are made without the addition of gluten, using potato starch in place of modified wheat starch.
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