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Pork Cutlets with Apple, Rosemary and Wheat Germ

Pork Cutlets with Apple, Rosemary and Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 pork chop and 3 tablespoons sauce (321g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 360
Calories From Fat 120
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 14g 22%
  • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 115mg 38%
  • Sodium 500mg 21%
  • Potassium 640mg 18%
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 31g
  • Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 30%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 50%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 40%
  • Magnesium 15% Zinc 20%

Wheat germ-coated pork cutlets are topped with a delicious savory and sweet apple-infused sauce to create a perfect weeknight main course that’s special enough to serve for guests.

Serves 4

Pork

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound pork loin, cut into 4 4-ounce slices

1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1 egg, lightly beaten

3/4 cup panko crumbs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon oregano


Sauce

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 tablespoons chopped shallots

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

2 small branches rosemary

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 cup boiling water

1 package Alpine Spiced Apple Cider

1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

1 teaspoon flour

2 teaspoons unsalted butter, divided

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1/2 medium apple, cut into thin slices


To prepare pork, preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with foil and brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Using three separate bowls, place wheat germ in one, egg in another and combine panko with salt, pepper and oregano in the last.

Working with one piece of pork at a time, dip pork slices in wheat germ to coat evenly. Then coat pork with egg and finally with the panko mixture. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat process with remaining pork, discarding any leftover dip ingredients. Transfer baking sheet to oven and cook 30 minutes, turning pork over halfway through cooking, until pork is no longer pink on the inside and the crust is crispy. Remove from oven, cover and set aside.

While pork is in the oven, prepare sauce by heating 2 teaspoons olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add shallots and mushrooms and saute for 2 to 3 minutes until mushrooms are softened. Add rosemary and pepper and saute 30 seconds more.

Dissolve apple cider in boiling water and add to skillet along with chicken broth. Bring to boil over medium-high heat and simmer 8 to 10 minutes until mixture has reduced by about half.

While mixture reduces, add flour to small bowl. Remove a large spoonful of liquid from skillet and whisk it gradually into the flour to make a slurry. Once the skillet mixture has reduced, discard rosemary branches and slowly whisk slurry into the skillet, adding in 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter and mustard after slurry is thoroughly combined. Bring sauce back to boil and simmer about 5 minutes until sauce has thickened. (You should have about 3/4 cup sauce.)

Melt remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in small skillet over medium heat. Add apples and saute, stirring often, about 5 minutes until apples are lightly browned and softened.

To serve, top each slice of pork with about 3 tablespoons shallot and mushroom sauce and 1/4 of the sliced apples.

Kretschmer Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken

Kretschmer Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 piece (169g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 280
Calories From Fat 90
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 10g 15%
  • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Cholesterol 150mg 50%
  • Sodium 370mg 15%
  • Potassium 450mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 27g
  • Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 6%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 35%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 25%
  • Folate 30% Phosphorus 35%
  • Vitamin B6 35% Zinc 25%

Here’s a crispy, crunchy oven-fried chicken recipe that won’t leave your guests feeling liked they missed out on the real thing. We've double-dipped it—first in wheat germ and then in crushed corn flakes—to give it that nice, crunchy outside that makes traditional fried chicken irresistible.

Makes 8 pieces

2 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk

3/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

2 eggs, lightly beaten

4 cups corn flakes, crushed

4 large chicken legs, skin removed (about 1 pound)

4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)

Place rack in upper third of oven. Preheat oven to 350° F. Oil a baking sheet with sides.

In shallow bowl, mix together salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne and wheat germ. Pour buttermilk, whisked eggs and corn flakes into three separate shallow bowls (4 bowls total).

Taking one piece of chicken at a time, dip it first into the buttermilk, then wheat germ, then egg and finally the corn flake crumbs, patting with your fingers to make the crumbs adhere. Place pieces on prepared baking sheet.

Bake until chicken is crisp and golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

Salmon with Lemon, Dill and Wheat Germ Sauce

Salmon with Lemon, Dill and Wheat Germ Sauce

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 piece of fish with 2 tablespoons sauce
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 210
Calories From Fat 210
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 10g 15%
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 65mg 22%
  • Sodium 120mg 5%
  • Potassium 580mg 17%
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 25g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 6%
  • Vitamin E 4% Thiamin 20%
  • Folate 10% Phosphorus 25%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 6%

This sauce can be served hot or cold. Use it as a cool dipping sauce for grilled salmon or top salmon with it before broiling.

Serves 4

1/2 cup 2 percent plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1/4 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

1 tablespoon Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

4 4-ounce fresh salmon filets

2 teaspoons vegetable oil, for grill or baking sheet

To make sauce, mix yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, dill, garlic and wheat germ in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Meanwhile, to grill salmon either on the barbecue or in a grill pan, heat grill or pan until very hot. Brush grill or pan with vegetable oil. Brush both sides of salmon with thin coat of oil. Place fish skin side down on grill, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook without moving until skin side is brown, well marked and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. (Try lifting fish gently with spatula after 3 minutes; if it doesn’t cleanly lift off, continue to cook, checking often, until it releases.) Flip fish and cook, covered, until centers of fillets are opaque, 2 to 6 minutes longer. Serve with prepared yogurt sauce on the side.

To broil salmon, preheat broiler. Line baking sheet with foil and lightly grease with oil. Place salmon filets on baking sheet. Evenly spread 2 tablespoons sauce over each piece of fish. Broil for 5 to 7 minutes or until desired doneness.

Note: When broiling, if the sauce is browning too fast and fish is not cooked through, move the baking sheet to the lowest rack in the oven to finish cooking the fish.

Mushroom, Parmesan and Wheat Germ Turkey Burgers

Mushroom, Parmesan and Wheat Germ Turkey Burgers

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 burger (136g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 220
Calories From Fat 120
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 13g 20%
  • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 65mg 22%
  • Sodium 370mg 15%
  • Potassium 340mg 10%
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 19g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 10%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 25%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 20%

These flavorful burgers will satisfy even the red meat lovers in your family. They’re filled with mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, wheat germ and Dijon mustard. Cook them on the grill or in a grill pan on top of your stove.

Serves 4

1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1 1/2 cups chopped cremini mushrooms

3/4 pound lean ground turkey*

1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

In medium skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add garlic and mushroom and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until mushrooms are soft. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

In large bowl, mix together turkey, wheat germ, Parmesan, mustard, black pepper and cooked mushrooms. Form into 4 patties or 8 sliders. Grill on the barbecue or in a pre-heated grill pan until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil and serve immediately with all the fixings: buns, sliced tomatoes, lettuce and pickles.

* This recipe works best using lean ground turkey that is not 99 percent fat free.

Recipe Type: 

Potato Pancakes with Kretschmer Wheat Germ

Wheat Germ and Potato Pancakes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 5 pancakes (149g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 260
Calories From Fat 140
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 15g 23%
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 45mg 15%
  • Sodium 310mg 13%
  • Potassium 0mg 0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g 8%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 5g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 2% Iron 6%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 15%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 10%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 8%

Potato pancakes aren’t just for special occasions. Make them as a side dish at dinner or for brunch on the weekend. Try serving them with smoked salmon and Greek yogurt for a savory dish, or go more traditional, pairing them with yogurt, apple sauce or even some maple syrup.

Serves 4

1/4 cup olive oil

1 pound baking potatoes, such as Idaho, peeled and shredded with a box grater or food processor (about 3 small)

4 tablespoons Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1/2 small onion, peeled and finely shredded

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 450° F. On each of two rimmed nonstick baking sheets, brush 2 tablespoons olive oil to evenly coat.

In large bowl mix together shredded potatoes, wheat germ, onion, salt and pepper. Add egg and stir until well combined. Scoop a generous tablespoon of pancake mixture and place on cookie sheet. Gently flatten pancakes with the palm of your hand.

Bake in preheated oven 18 to 20 minutes, rotating trays and flipping pancakes over with a thin spatula halfway through baking time. Remove pancakes once golden brown and crispy. Serve warm. 

Baked Clams with Wheat Germ

Baked Clams with Wheat Germ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3 clams (125g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 90
Calories From Fat 45
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
  • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 10mg 3%
  • Sodium 270mg 11%
  • Potassium 90mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 6g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 6%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 6%
  • Folate 10% Phosphorus 10%
  • Magnesium 6% Zinc 6%

Nothing beats a homemade baked clam. We’ve left the clam whole and substituted wheat germ for the bread crumbs. You’ll see how delicious and nutritious they are.

Makes 12 baked clams

1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 dozen small raw clams

Fresh lemon juice, to taste

  1. Turn on broiler. Line sheet pan with foil. Stir together oregano, garlic, Parmesan cheese, wheat germ and salt. Stir in olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile steam clams in pot with about 1/4 inch water in bottom until they open. (Discard any that do not open and do not overcook.) Once clams are cool enough to handle, remove top shells; loosen clam from the shell (but do not remove) with small spoon. 
  3. Spoon wheat germ mixture onto each clam. Squeeze fresh lemon juice to taste over clams. Place clams under broiler until lightly browned and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes.

Rack of Lamb with Wheat Germ and Herbs

Rack of Lamb with Wheat Germ and Fresh Herbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3 chops
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 420
Calories From Fat 300
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 34g 52%
  • Saturated Fat 14g 70%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 15g
  • Cholesterol 95mg 32%
  • Sodium 320mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 24g
  • Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 6%
  • Calcium 2% Iron 15%
  • Vitamin E 10% Thiamin 15%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 25%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 25%

Rack of lamb exudes elegance but is surprisingly easy to prepare. Serve it for your holiday meal and share the secret wheat germ ingredient in the crust—it adds nutrients and a nice crunch.

Serves 8

1/3 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided, or to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

3 1-pound frenched racks of lamb (about 8 ribs per rack), trimmed of all but a very thin layer of fat, then brought to room temperature

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Stir together wheat germ, parsley, mint, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and garlic in bowl, then drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and toss gently until combined well.

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat to 400° F.

Season lamb with remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat remaining tablespoon oil in large heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then brown lamb 1 rack at a time, turning once, about 4 minutes per rack. Transfer to 13 x 9-inch pan with sides, arranging fatty sides up.

Spread fatty sides of each rack with 2 teaspoons mustard. Divide wheat germ mixture into 3 portions and pat each portion over mustard coating on each rack, gently pressing to adhere.

Roast lamb until thermometer inserted diagonally into meaty part (do not touch bone) registers 130° F (for medium rare), 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; let stand 10 minutes. Cut into chops and serve.

Makes 8 servings

Recipe Type: 

Coconut and Wheat Germ Crusted Chicken

Coconut and Wheat Germ Crusted Chicken

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 slice (211g)
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 440
Calories From Fat 200
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 22g34%
  • Saturated Fat 7g35%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 130mg43%
  • Sodium 350mg15%
  • Potassium 740mg21%
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g9%
  • Dietary Fiber 4g16%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 33g
  • Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 10%
  • Calcium 6% Iron 15%
  • Vitamin E 30% Thiamin 25%
  • Folate 30% Phosphorus 45%
  • Magnesium 20% Zinc 20%

Serves 4

Instead of the same old pan-fried chicken, try a twist on tradition with this nutty, crusty, slightly sweet chicken dish. You’ll love its flavor as well as the nutritional benefits. Serve with Key Lime Sauce. 

1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup plain panko crumbs

1/2 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

1/4 cup sweetened coconut

1/4 cup finely chopped dry-roasted, unsalted pistachios

1 large egg

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons canola oil, divided

Add flour to medium bowl.

In another medium bowl, mix together panko, Kretschmer wheat germ, coconut and pistachios.

Crack egg in medium bowl and whisk until combined.

Dip chicken into flour, shaking off any excess, then dip into egg and then crumb mixture, making sure to press crumbs into chicken.

Place prepared chicken on a large plate until ready to fry.

Meanwhile heat large nonstick pan on high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and spread around the pan. Add two pieces of chicken, turn heat down and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until crispy but not burned. Flip over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked and no longer pink inside. (Note: Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken.)

Remove chicken from pan, wipe out crumbs; heat pan again, add oil and cook the remaining chicken.

Key Lime Sauce

1 shallot, finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon)

1 clove garlic, finely chopped (about 1/2 teaspoon)

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon key lime juice

2 tablepoons finely chopped parsley

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/8 teaspoon pepper, or to taste

Mix all ingredients together in bowl. Drizzle over chicken slices or serve alongside. Makes a generous 1/2 cup or about 2 generous tablespoons per person.

Berry Delicious and Easy Wheat Germ Pancakes

Berry Delicious and Easy Wheat Germ Pancakes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 pancakes (143g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 310
Calories From Fat 80
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 9g 14%
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 45mg 15%
  • Sodium 480mg 20%
  • Potassium 190mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 48g 16%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Sugars 18g
  • Protein 9g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 6%
  • Calcium 10% Iron 15%
  • Vitamin E 10% Thiamin 8%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 15%
  • Magnesium 10% Zinc 8%

Serves 4 (2 pancakes each)

Whip up a batch of these pancakes on a lazy weekend morning or even on a school day! Use fresh fruit in season, but frozen fruit works just fine, too.

  • 1 cup Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake mix
  • 1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup 2 tablespoons fat-free milk (or up to 1 cup for thinner pancakes)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, or fruit of choice
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup all fruit jelly, flavor of choice

1. In medium bowl, mix together pancake mix, Kretschmer wheat germ, walnuts and cinnamon.

2. In small bowl, whisk together egg and milk; add to dry ingredients, stirring until combined.

3. Stir in blueberries or fruit of choice.

4. Heat large non-stick pan over high heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil. Once the oil is hot, pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan. Then pour another 1/4 cup batter into pan, allowing space between each pancake. Add two more pancakes if there is enough room in the pan and cook until pancakes are crispy but not burned on one side, about 1 1/2 minutes. (You may need to adjust the heat so pancakes cook properly.) Flip pancakes and cook for another 1 1/2 minutes until pancakes are no longer raw on the inside.

5. Repeat by adding other 1/2 teaspoon oil. Let pan get hot and pour out 1/4 cups of batter to make the rest of the pancakes.

6. While the pancakes are cooking, place the all fruit jelly in microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for about 30 seconds or until jelly is completely melted. (Times may vary depending on your microwave. If you do not have a microwave, place jelly in a small pan on the stove and heat until liquid, about 3 to 5 minutes on medium-low heat. )

7. Serve pancakes with warm jelly sauce divided evenly on top of pancakes.

Recipe Type: 

Fast ’n’ Tasty Mini Meat Loaves

Fast ‘n’ Tasty Mini Meat Loaves

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 slice (182 grams)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 320
Calories From Fat 110
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 13g 20%
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
  • Trans Fat 0.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 75mg 25%
  • Sodium 650mg 27%
  • Potasium 700mg 20%
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
  • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
  • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 27g
  • Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 6% Iron 25%
  • Vitamin E 25% Thiamin 15%
  • Folate 25% Phosphorus 35%
  • Magnesium 20% Zinc 45%

Serves 4

Using wheat germ in place of bread crumbs results in a tender meat loaf that’s both flavorful and nutritious.

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Heat oven to 350° F.

Combine beef, wheat germ, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, onions, egg and seasonings in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape meat mixture into four individual loaves, arranged in a 9-inch square baking pan.

Bake 30 minutes or until center is no longer pink (160° F). Spoon remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce over tops of meat loaves.

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