Cornstarch Chunks Recipe

Cornstarch chunks are crispy, white bites made with just 3 ingredients and easy to make.

cornstarch chunks recipe

I love making these cornstarch chunks because it’s so simple and satisfying. I like eating cornstarch chunks because they are incredibly crunchy and have a unique texture. I used to enjoy them as a snack on their own and as a crispy topping for salads.

Also, you can use them in some recipes like sprinkling them over soups or mixing them into a trail mix with nuts and dried fruits. They add a delightful crunch to yogurt too, making it a versatile and fun addition to various dishes.

What are Cornstarch Chunks?

Cornstarch chunks are small, crispy pieces made from a mixture of cornstarch, water, and sometimes salt. They are formed into chunks, dried, and then cooked until golden and crunchy. These chunks can be enjoyed as a snack on their own or used as a topping for various dishes, adding a unique and satisfying texture.

How to make Cornstarch Chunks

Ingredients

1 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup water

1/4 teaspoon salt

Food coloring (optional)

Instructions

Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, combine 1 cup of cornstarch and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add 1/2 cup of water while stirring until the mixture forms a thick paste. If you want colorful chunks, add a few drops of food coloring at this stage.

Form Chunks: Use your hands to form small chunks from the cornstarch paste. You can make them any size you prefer, but smaller chunks will cook more evenly.

Dry the Chunks: Spread the chunks out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let them air dry for about 2-3 hours, or until they are firm to the touch.

Cook the Chunks: Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the dried cornstarch chunks and cook them for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they are slightly golden and crispy.

Cool and Serve: Remove the chunks from the skillet and let them cool completely before serving. Enjoy them as a crunchy snack on their own or with your favorite dipping sauce.

Tips

  • Ensure the cornstarch mixture is thick enough to hold its shape when forming chunks. Add more cornstarch if the mixture is too runny.
  • You can add spices or herbs to the cornstarch mixture for additional flavor. Try garlic powder, onion powder, or dried herbs.
  • For a quicker option, you can dry the chunks in a low oven (around 200°F) for about 30-40 minutes instead of air drying.

How to Eat Cornstarch Chunks

For eating cornstarch chunks, one of my favorite ways is to enjoy them as a crunchy snack on their own. Dipping them in sauces like ranch, barbecue, or honey mustard adds extra flavor. You can also use them as a crispy topping for salads, adding a unique texture. If you like a bit of crunch in your soups or stews, sprinkle some chunks on top. Mixing them into a trail mix with nuts and dried fruits makes for a fun and crunchy snack. Additionally, if you enjoy a contrast in textures, add them to a bowl of yogurt for a delightful mix of creamy and crunchy.

Cornstarch Chunks Recipe

How to store

To store cornstarch chunks, let them cool completely after cooking. Once they are cool, place them in an airtight container to keep them fresh. Store the container at room temperature. The chunks will stay fresh for up to a week. Make sure to keep them in a dry place to maintain their crunchiness.

FAQ

Can I flavor cornstarch chunks?

Yes, you can add spices or herbs like garlic powder, onion powder, or dried herbs to the cornstarch mixture for extra flavor.

Are these cornstarch gluten-free?

Yes, cornstarch chunks are gluten-free as long as all the ingredients used are free from gluten.

Can I use cornstarch chunks in recipes?

Yes, you can use cornstarch chunks as a topping for salads, soups, or yogurt, and as an ingredient in trail mix for added crunch.

Are these chunks healthy?

Cornstarch chunks are low in calories but not very nutrient-dense. They are best enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Can I freeze cornstarch chunks?

It’s not recommended to freeze cornstarch chunks, as they might lose their crunchiness. It’s best to make and consume them fresh.

Cornstarch Chunks Recipe

Recipe by Wasian CookeryCourse: SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

Cornstarch chunks are crispy, white bites made with just 3 ingredients and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Food coloring (optional)

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup of cornstarch and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add 1/2 cup of water while stirring until the mixture forms a thick paste. If you want colorful chunks, add a few drops of food coloring at this stage.
  • Use your hands to form small chunks from the cornstarch paste. You can make them any size you prefer, but smaller chunks will cook more evenly.
  • Spread the chunks out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let them air dry for about 2-3 hours, or until they are firm to the touch.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the dried cornstarch chunks and cook them for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they are slightly golden and crispy.
  • Remove the chunks from the skillet and let them cool completely before serving. Enjoy them as a crunchy snack on their own or with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

  • Ensure the cornstarch mixture is thick enough to hold its shape when forming chunks. Add more cornstarch if the mixture is too runny.
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