Potato Pearls
These tasty appetizers can be prepared in advance, frozen, and baked later

1 pound potatoes
1/2 C chives or green onions, finely chopped
1/2 C wheat germ
1/2 t paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375° F. Cover potatoes with water and boil until soft. Peel and mash, adding onions, salt and pepper. Shape into 1-inch balls. Mix the paprika and wheat germ together in a dish and roll potato balls in mixture until coated. Coat baking sheet with 1 second of a non-stick spray and spread with a paper towel. Bake for about 20 minutes. Serve hot, a toothpick in each.

10 servings, each: Calories 54, Fat: 0.64 g (10% cff), Carbohydrate 10.02 g, Protein 2.46 g (18%)

Healing Heart Hint:

Many foods that were formerly fried can be baked or broiled. Vegetables can be coated with a savory coating and heated till golden brown. For an easy shake-bake coating mix 1/2 C corn flakes. finely crumbled, 1 t light seasoned salt, 1/2 t each: paprika, sage, onion powder, 1/4 t each: garlic powder, thyme, pepper. The foods to be coated can be moistened or dipped a mixture of 4 T EnerG egg replacer and 8 T water, beaten to a foam. Bake at 375° F. for 15 minutes or until browned and crispy. Serve and eat immediately.

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