Kotlet (meat and Potato Patties)


Serving Size:
1 patty

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 1 small potatoes
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 3/4 cup lettuce
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® Original herb seasoning blend
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 pieces pita bread, 6” size
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves


  1. Peel and grate the potato, then soak in warm water for 2 hours to reduce potassium. Rinse, drain and squeeze excess water using a clean dish towel.
  2. Grate the white onion; dice the red onion and shred the lettuce.
  3. Mix ground beef, white onion, grated potato, egg, turmeric, garlic powder, black pepper and Mrs. Dash seasoning until well mixed.
  4. Heat the oil in a medium-size skillet.
  5. Make 5 patties (round, the size of your palm) and fry over medium heat until browned on both sides.
  6. Serve each patty on a pita with lettuce, red onion and fresh basil.

Helpful hints

  • French bread, lavash, hamburger buns or tortillas are also good bread choices.
  • Use less oil and a non-stick pan to lower calorie and fat.
  • It’s easy to get very creative with Kotlets by adding or substituting various ingredients. Serve cold or hot for lunch, dinner or  as an appetizer.
  • Shredded hash brown potatoes can be substituted for fresh potato. No need to soak potatoes if you are not on a potassium restriction.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 440

Protein 25 g

Carbohydrates 38 g

Fat 21 g

Cholesterol 98 mg

Sodium 388 mg

Potassium 468 mg

Phosphorus 247 mg

Calcium 114 mg

Fiber 3.0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2-1/2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

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