4 ounces oatmeal
5 ounces milk
13 ounces ground beef
1 Tablespoon toasted wheat germ
2 Tablespoons whole-wheat flour
½ teaspoon thyme
1 Tablespoon safflower oil
- Soak the wheat germ in the milk for 15 to 20 minutes. Beat the egg in a bowl.
- Mix the meat thoroughly with the oatmeal, egg, and wheat germ. Salt and pepper.
- Shape into 8 meatballs or patties, and dust them with flour. Sprinkle them with thyme.
- Fry them with the oil for 8 minutes on each side.
Do not keep the ground meat more than 3 hours, even in the refrigerator; an infant can then eat it safely. Toasted wheat germ is available in health-food stores and most supermarkets.
© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan, 1971. Published in the United States and Canada by BOBLEY PUBLISHING, a division of Illustrated World Encyclopedia, Inc. Printed in Japan.