Low potassium fried potatoes

Penny Hall


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5 Min


15 Min


2 medium potatoes, peeled
1/2 c
canola oil
1/4 tsp
ground cumin
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
ground white pepper
8 tsp
1/2 c
onions, small white

Directions Step-By-Step

Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

Recipe created exclusively for DaVita.com by DaVita dietitian, Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 4

Serving size: 8 pieces (4" x 1/2" each)

1.Slice each potato into 16 pieces approximately 4" x 1/2" each.
2.Soak cut potatoes in a gallon of tap water for 2 to 4 hours to reduce potassium. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
3.Heat oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add potatoes to hot oil and cook for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
4.Remove fried potatoes to a paper towel to absorb extra oil.
5.Combine cumin, paprika and white pepper in a small dish or shaker. Sprinkle over hot potatoes and toss.
6.Serve 8 fries with 2 teaspoons ketchup.

Nutrients per serving
Calories: 156
Protein: 2 g
Carbohydrate: 21 g
Fat: 7 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 134 mg
Potassium: 181 mg
Phosphorus: 54 mg
Calcium: 10 mg
Fiber: 1.7 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices
1 starch
1 vegetable, medium potassium
1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

Helpful hints
Soaking potatoes is very important to reduce potassium. Potatoes are very high in potassium. Consuming high potassium foods in advanced kidney disease may cause high blood potassium levels, muscle weakness and heart failure.
Dry potatoes well before adding to hot oil.
If no salt added ketchup is substituted for regular ketchup sodium will be reduced to 7 milligrams per serving. (Avoid brands containing potassium chloride).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy