Wheat Germ Patties

These nutritious patties are made with wheat germ, oatmeal and other good things. 1/4 C warm water (105° F to 115° F)

1/1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1 med onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 C wheat germ (raw or toasted)
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 eggs
1 C quick oatmeal
1/2 tsp ground sage
1 12-oz can evaporated milk

Sauce:

1 can mushroom soup
1 1/2 cans milk

In a small bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar. Set aside till foamy.

In small skillet over medium-high heat, saute onion in 1 Tbsp oil. When tender, add garlic and saute 2 minutes longer. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine wheat germ soy sauce, eggs, quick oats, sage, evaporated milk, yeast mixture, and sauteed mixture. Stir well and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Spray a large skillet with vegetable spray and drop mixture in by spoonfuls; fry on both sides. (This can be done in the oven on a greased cookie sheet—bake at 350° F for 20 to 30 minutes, turning once.) Arrange patties in a 9" x 13" baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine mushroom soup and milk. Pour over patties. Bake at 350° F for about 30 minutes, or until bubbly.

Optional: For some crunchiness: add 1/2 C chopped walnuts to the mixture before frying.

Servings: 15 patties

Submitted by Debby Shabo Wade 
Recipe by Jeanne Jarnes


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