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

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 or cut 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
Barbsfp says:

Good recipe! I use an air dryer for this with less oil. What is the approximate weight of an uncooked potion of the dialyzed potatoes in this recipe. Dietitian comment: The 2 medium potatoes weigh 272 grams or 68 grams per serving.

May. 08, 2018, 11:00 AM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

Can I dice up the potatoes and leach for 2-4 hours then rinse, let dry and freeze for a later date? By the way, I really appreciate all the work you do to help us be able to eat more normalfoods. You have been a life saver! Dietitian comment: I suggest blanching them in boiling water for about a minute to prevent them from changing color. Thanks for your complement!

Mar. 24, 2018, 9:44 PM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

Can you leach overnight in a refrigerator? Dietitian comment: Studies show the potassium does not leach from the potatoes effectively at lower temperatures. The most effective potassium removal occurs with warm or hot water.

Feb. 24, 2018, 1:07 PM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes
larstfld says:

I do a baked version of this which uses less oil. Put 1 - 2 tablespoons oil in bowl. Add the dried off potatoes and toss to coat. Mix spices in separate small bowl, then add to potatoes. Toss again to coat. Spread on sheet and bake at 350 degrees for approx. 30 minutes, turning once about half way through cooking time.

Nov. 15, 2017, 4:17 AM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes
marydavid says:

Is it always required to peel potatoes (red ones) before leaching? sounds good but not done it yet. Dietitian comment: If you do not peel them the potassium will be higher. Cut them into small pieces and more potassium is leached out.

Sep. 24, 2017, 12:24 PM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes
IHKersh says:

sounds great, just to be able to eat potatoes. I grew up with beans, potatoes and cornbread.

May. 18, 2017, 1:43 PM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes
vms00205 says:

how can you make a 4 x 1/2 inch rectangle (serving size) out of a 1/2 inch cube (dice size). don't know how to do portion size with these measurements. low score as I haven't made it yet. Dietitian comment: You are right. I have corrected the prep notes to read 4" by 1/2" pieces.

May. 06, 2017, 9:10 AM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes
Joanne55 says:

I have a question, I have read a website, the alkaline pkd diet, where they discourage poataotes period, because they contain oxcalates, not good for pkd, an solanine , potatoes are nightshades and they are calcium absorption, so totally different than just soaking or boiling them. Do you know anything about this,same with tomatoes, they say stay away from them, except maybe once amont, an make your own sauce from your own tomatoes. ty Dietitian comment: When adding an additional diet to the kidney diet it can really complicate things. I think it's important to know why each food is limited or avoided and if a small amount is acceptable or completely avoided. Your dietitian can help based on individual requirements.

Jan. 14, 2017, 8:15 PM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes
dasbury71 says:

I am happy to know that I can have potatoes again.

Dec. 12, 2015, 6:14 PM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

And thanks for letting know, that can enjoy potatoes again.

Aug. 06, 2015, 4:12 AM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

Scrumptious! I thought I couldn't have potatoes in my diet anymore and used the double-cook method to get the potassium out. Tastes just like a restaurant's. They took a little longer to turn brown and crispy once I started frying...I turned the heat up a little higher than medium.

Jan. 16, 2015, 2:15 PM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes
psaradhi says:

My doctor has advised me to eat salt not more than 3-4gms a day and <1 litre water a day. Get checked Potassium on monthly basis. please advise a full day diet according to my doctor advice.

Jan. 06, 2015, 8:33 PM
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May. 30, 2014, 4:01 PM
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
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
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

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

Aug. 24, 2008, 10:27 PM
Low Potassium Style Fried Potatoes

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

May. 05, 2008, 10:49 AM

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