Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  156
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  21 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  134 mg
  • Potassium  181 mg
  • Phosphorus  54 mg
  • Calcium  10 mg
  • Fiber  1.7 g

Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes is a delicious kidney-friendly recipe to put on any lunch or dinner menu.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

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

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


  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 8 teaspoons ketchup 


  1. Dice potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes and soak or double-boil to reduce potassium if you are on a low potassium diet. (See details in helpful hints).
  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a skillet.  Add potatoes to hot oil and cook for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Remove fried potatoes to a paper towel to absorb extra oil.
  4. Combine cumin, paprika and white pepper in a small dish or shaker. Sprinkle over hot potatoes and toss.
  5. Serve 8 fries with 2 teaspoons ketchup. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Potatoes are very high in potassium but you can remove part of the potassium by using one of these methods:
    • Double cook method: Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Drain the water and add fresh water to the pot. Bring to a boil, cook for 10 minutes then drain and set aside.
    • Leaching method:  Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of warm tap water and soak for 2 to 4 hours. Drain and set aside.
  • 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).

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Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

jeddejj says:



May. 30, 2014, 4:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

kobbler says:


I just saw an Americas Kitchen pbs show that showed how to make home made tader tots. that recipe could be modified to make them from leached potatoes.. thin slice potatos for leaching soak change water soak.. then drain put in food processor with half cup fresh water and chop till in small chunks then in sieve and drain the water out. even press till its fairly dry put in glass bowl and microwave 8-10 minutes then mix in 2 tablespoons of flour on aluminum foil and put in an 8 x8 cake pan. to press it out to an even thickeness fold over the aluminm foil and put in freezer for 25 to 30 miuutes to stiffen the mixture then remove and slice 6 lines down one side and at half to 3/4 inch wide the other direction and deep fry the tots they will sepearate on cut lines as cooked. the dietitian can tell you the servings allowed for the weight and values

Dec. 22, 2012, 1:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

Teechie says:


I know that I have to leech the potatoes before cooking, so I prepare the potatoes by soaking them @ least 2-4 hrs. before Im ready to eat. Also appreciated the last reviewers' comment about adding onions and green peppers, and will definitely try it.

May. 26, 2009, 3:15 PM - Inappropriate review?

Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes



I am starving for some have to wait 4 hours !!

Aug. 24, 2008, 10:27 PM - Inappropriate review?

Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

iamerichenry says:


my wife added onions and green peppers! ummm fried potatoes, it was a great surprise

May. 05, 2008, 10:49 AM - Inappropriate review?

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