Double boil potatoes to remove potassium (one medium whole baked potato contains a whopping 926 mg of potassium – almost 1/3rd of the daily allowance for someone following a low potassium diet!). Peeling potatoes; followed by soaking or double boiling potatoes can reduce potassium by about half. Portion size remains important to consider as ½ cup soaked or double boiled potatoes will still contain ~200 mg potassium.
- 4 small potatoes
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter or margarine
- Peel and cut potatoes into thin slices or small pieces (or grate them)
- Place the sliced potatoes in a large amount of water (at least 2:1)
- Bring water and potatoes to boil.
- Drain off the water and once again add a large amount of fresh water.
- Bring the water to a boil again and cook until the potatoes are soft and tender.
- Discard the cooking water.
- Mash with butter or margarine.
Calories: 133 g
Protein: 2 g
Carbohydrates: 25 g
Fibre: 1.7 g
Total Fat: 3 g
Sodium: 6.6 mg
Phosphorus: 51 mg
Potassium: 215 mg
Servings per recipe: 4
Serving size: 1/2 cup