Fried potatoes

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Home-prepared fried potatoes
Nutritional value per 113g
Energy 630 kJ (150 kcal)
22g
Dietary fiber 2g
7g
Saturated 3g
2g
Minerals Quantity
%DV
Sodium
12%
180 mg
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: [1]
Sliced potatoes frying in a frying-pan
German fries with onions

Fried potatoes are a dish – or component of other dishes, such as Bauernfrühstück – essentially consisting of potatoes which have been fried, or deep-fried, in hot cooking oil, often with the addition of salt and/or other seasonings. They are often served as a side dish.

Health considerations[edit]

One study, from the National Research Council in Padova, Italy, showed a link between eating fried potatoes and early death.[2] The study suggested that the risk of an early death was twice as high among those who eat fried potations cooked in trans-fat oil two or more times a week when compared to those who avoid the dish.[2] However, this link may be caused by other factors such as obesity, inactivity, or high salt intake which are usually associated with people who eat a lot of fried potatoes and it is argued that the study proves no link between early death and eating fried potatoes.

Another threat from consuming fried potatoes is consuming a potential carcinogen, acrylamide which is produced when starchy foods are fried at a high temperature.[3]

List of fried potato dishes[edit]

  • French fries/chips[4]
  • German fries (Bratkartoffeln)
  • Hash browns – grated or shredded potatoes that are fried in oil
  • Home fries – referred to as fried potatoes (UK and regional US), it is a basic potato dish made by pan- or skillet-frying chunked, sliced, wedged or diced potatoes that are sometimes unpeeled and may have been par-cooked by boiling, baking, steaming, or microwaving
  • Lyonnaise potatoes – a French dish prepared with sliced pan-fried potatoes and thinly sliced onions that are sautéed in butter with parsley
  • Papa rellena (English: stuffed potatoes) – a Latin American dish prepared using a baked potato dough that is stuffed with various fillings
  • Patatas bravas – a Spanish dish typically prepared using white potatoes that have been cut into irregular shapes of about 2 centimeters, then fried in oil and served warm with a sauce such as a spicy tomato sauce or an aioli.
  • Potato chips/crisps
  • Potato waffle – can be fried, baked or grilled
  • Potatoes O'Brien – consists of pan-fried potatoes along with green and red bell peppers
  • Rösti – a Swiss dish
  • Potato pancake – shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, flour and egg, often flavored with grated garlic or onion and seasoning.
  • Boxty – a traditional Irish potato pancake
  • Fried jicamas – alternative Mexican potato used in soups and stir-fried dishes, and as a substitute for traditional potatoes in low carbohydrate diets

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calories in Home Prepared Fried Potatoes – Calories and Nutrition Facts". MyFitnessPal.com. January 20, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Scutti, Susan (June 14, 2017). "Eating fried potatoes linked to higher risk of death, study says". CNN. 
  3. ^ "Fried Potatoes Linked to Early Death Risk". WebMD. Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  4. ^ Smith, A.F. (2013). Food and Drink in American History: A "Full Course" Encyclopedia [3 Volumes]: A "Full Course" Encyclopedia. EBSCO ebook academic collection. ABC-CLIO. p. 370. ISBN 978-1-61069-233-5. Retrieved April 23, 2018.