Potato Pearls

Number of Servings: 10 (50g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 1 hour 30 min.
Potato Pearls

These little bite-sized potato puffs bring plenty of flavor to the table. The recipe works best with sticky potatoes like Yukon golds. If you eat them right out of the oven, you may find them to be a little explosive, but let them sit for 20 minutes before serving and you’ll have a tasty tidbit suitable for any affair de hors d’oeuvre.


  • 1 lb. potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • ½ cup chives, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • ½ tsp. paprika


  1. Cover potatoes with water and boil until soft (30 minutes). Take off heat and let potatoes cool throughly. Mash, adding chives, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  3. Shape potato into 1-inch balls. Mix the paprika and wheat germ together in a dish and roll potato balls in mixture until coated.
  4. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place potato pearls onto baking sheet and bake until hot and crispy (25 minutes). Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container

Serving Size 50g

Amount per serving
Calories 55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0.5mg 0%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Vitamin A 8.1mcg 0%
Vitamin C 4.6mg 6%
Vitamin E 1.3mg 6%
Vitamin K 6.1mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0mg 0%
Niacin 0.8mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 6.4mcg 2%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.1mcg 0%
Chloride 19.2mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 0%
Phosphorus 58.8mg 4%
Iodine 1.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 25.7mg 6%
Zinc 0.7mg 10%
Selenium 0.2mcg 0%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.1mg 4%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0.1mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Potatoes, Wheat Germ, Chives, Salt, Paprika.

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