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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  186
  • Protein  8 g
  • Carbohydrates  16 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  111 mg
  • Sodium  186 mg
  • Potassium  165 mg
  • Phosphorus  147 mg
  • Calcium  54 mg
  • Fiber  1.3 g

Individual Frittatas

DaVita renal dietitian, Kimberly from Virginia, includes hash brown potatoes in her Individual Frittatas recipe, but reminds you to soak the spuds for at least four hours to reduce potassium. Great-tasting, kidney-friendly, muffin-sized Individual Frittatas are great on the go.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Kimberly from Virginia.



Portions: 8     Serving size: 1 frittata

Ingredients

    • nonstick cooking spray
    • 1 pound frozen hash brown potatoes
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 tablespoon liquid nondairy creamer
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 ounces cooked lean ham
    • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper
    • 2 tablespoons green bell pepper
    • 2 tablespoons onion
    • 1/2 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded

Preparation

  1. *Soak hash brown potatoes for 4 hours and drain. Rinse and squeeze out excess water.
  2. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  3. Coat 8 muffin tin holes with cooking spray.
  4. Using a 1/3 cup measure, place hash browns in muffin cups and press potato in the bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup.
  5. Spray hash browns with cooking spray. Place in oven and cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Finely chop ham, peppers and onion.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 350° F.
  8. Beat eggs and nondairy creamer together in a medium bowl; season with black pepper. Add ham, peppers, onion and cheese to egg mixture and combine.
  9. Press partially baked hash browns down firmly with a spoon so that they are spread out like mini piecrusts. (Potatoes should cover bottom and sides of each muffin hole.)
  10. Pour about 1/4-cup egg mixture into the center of each muffin hole.
  11. Return pan to oven and cook until potatoes are crisp and golden and the egg mixture is set, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and let sit about 5 minutes before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

1

Helpful hints

  • *Skip step #1 if you do not need to limit potassium. Soaking the hash brown potatoes helps reduce the potassium level of frittatas from 327 to 165 mg for those who are on a low potassium diet.
  • To lower cholesterol, use an egg substitute such as Egg Beaters®. Phosphorus will also be reduced.
  • Use Mrs. Dash® to add more flavor without additional sodium or potassium.
  • Frittatas make great snacks or a quick breakfast.
  • Each frittata has only 1 tablespoon of cheese to help keep phosphorus content low.
 

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Individual Frittatas

chucksue says:

3

I made these and the were good, but they were better the next morning.

Apr. 05, 2014, 6:47 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Ogie says:

2

I need information on sugar content on these recipes. I am a diabetic and have problems with consuming carbs that turn into sugar in my system.

Mar. 10, 2014, 1:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Snackcake07 says:

3

Would have liked this better if the hash browns crisped/browned on the inside during the first 15 mins of cooking, and on the underside during the last 20 mins of cooking. These turned out kind of bland but not that bad. My husband even ate 2 and he's picky!

Feb. 23, 2014, 11:17 AM - Inappropriate review?

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MelissaGott says:

5

A bit labor intensive, but worth the trouble when you have the time, (especially if you're craving ham, which is tough to work into a renal diet). Soaking frozen hash browns turned out to be a great tip; I now prepare them as a side for scrambled eggs & omelettes every once in a while

Jan. 11, 2014, 5:17 AM - Inappropriate review?

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wildflower says:

3

HI I JUST WANTED TO GET SOMETHING CLEAR ON A LOW SALT, LOW OXALATE DIET THAT MY HUSBAND WITH KIDNEY DISEASE IS ON. THE INFO., WE GOT LISTED WHITE POTATOES AS HIGH IN OXALATE AND A MODERATOR COMMENTED THAT WHITE POTATOES ARE 0 OXALATE. THIS IS 1 REASON I AM GOING ALMOST NUTS COOKING A WHOLE NEW WAY FOR MY HUSBAND. Dietitian Comment:Potatoes are considered high in oxalate with 27 mg oxalate for 100 grams (3-1/2 ounces).

Jul. 30, 2013, 8:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

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winniepoo says:

3

We liked these. I doubled the black pepper, and we added Tabasco at the table.

Jun. 06, 2013, 9:04 AM - Inappropriate review?

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mrspeel says:

3

These were good but a little bland. I didn't use any cheese so I don't know if that makes a difference, but it could use more spices. I used 1 lb russet potato which I grated. I ended up with enough potato for 9 or 10 but only enough egg for 7. Maybe using sausage instead of ham caused that.

Jun. 11, 2012, 3:23 PM - Inappropriate review?

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sheilapolk says:

5

My mom loved these. She has no teeth so it worked very well for her. She even took them as a snack for her dialysis treatment.

Oct. 15, 2010, 5:28 AM - Inappropriate review?

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says:

3

Someone asked for a vegetarian choice to substitute ham. Why not mushrooms? Moderator comment: Mushrooms are a great addition to replace the ham because they have a chewy texture similar to meat. The protein content will be 1 gram lower, phosphorus 129 mg and potassium increases to 318 mg with 1/2 cup mushroom pieces instead of ham.

Sep. 29, 2010, 1:19 PM - Inappropriate review?

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bandito says:

3

I thought potatoes were high oxalate. If on a low sodium and low oxalate diet, should this potatoe recipe be avoided, or does the 4hr soak remedy that concern, or are potatoes not that high of oxalate? Moderator Comment: Sweet potatoes contain 56 mg oxalate per 100 gram serving. White potates have 0 mg oxalate so this should not be a concern.

Sep. 29, 2010, 5:08 AM - Inappropriate review?

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foundry37 says:

5

Sounds delicious! What's the best way to soak the hash browns? How much water? Moderator: Great question! Researchers recommend 10 times more water than potatoes, so 1 cup of potatoes requires 10 cups of water. See the DaVita.com article 'Lowering potassium in potatoes' to read about what the researchers did to reduce potassium in hash browns and how much difference it makes. http://www.davita.com/diet-and-nutrition/diet-basics/lowering-potassium-in-potatoes/a/2126.

Sep. 28, 2010, 7:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

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says:

3

Haven't tried this one, but what about smoked salmon? Moderator response: Smoked salmon is much higher in sodium so would not be a good substitute in this recipe.

Mar. 23, 2010, 1:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

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lewis1 says:

5

This looks like a great recipe. What can I replace the ham with to keep it a vegetarian choice??

Aug. 23, 2009, 3:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

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