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This may sound odd to most in the US, or anywhere for that matter, but I soak my oats first for a short while, then rinse them before cooking. I hammer them (not literally), meaning I cook them a long time. I add goodies to them such as nuts and fruit. I do add extra water, removing excess film from the top as the oats cook. The finished oatmeal is tender and has just the right bite factor for me, and not slimy.  Needless to say, I don't make oatmeal often, as it's labor intensive, but I have a picky palate. My dad also had given me an oatmeal recipe with a combo of grains and wheat germ, and it was tasty. 

posted by RPresta on November 30, 2017 at 12:43 PM | link to this | reply

I never order oatmeal out.  I never eat anyone's oatmeal but my own.  I prefer Quaker Oat Bran and if I do not have that, I put the rolled oats through the blender while still uncooked.  I add little crunchy things to it like chia seeds, flax seeds, quinoa, chopped nuts, etc.  I'd rather go hungry than eat nasty oatmeal.

posted by TAPS. on November 30, 2017 at 12:08 PM | link to this | reply

A thousand years ago at boarding school we normally had cereal and corn flakes but every now and again it was porridge. made with rolled oates and the whole pot at each table would be one mass of glue that you could pick up with the ladle and it would all be stuck together. Ugh...yours sounds so civilized.

 

posted by Kabu on November 30, 2017 at 11:59 AM | link to this | reply

Very good and appetizing description of oatmeal, how to.

I don't order it in restaurants because they just don't have the time to focus on getting it right, what with eggs to fry and toast to butter and all.

posted by Pat_B on November 30, 2017 at 11:07 AM | link to this | reply

Re: CCT,

I like oatmeal cookies, especially when they are also loaded with chocolate bits and nuts!

We used to get some from a local grocery store bakery, their own brand, called Mother Keller's. They were huge and thick and made with butter... One of those cut in quarters made a fine dessert for the four of us way back when there were four of us. We called them Mother Killers.

 

posted by Ciel on November 30, 2017 at 8:18 AM | link to this | reply

Well Ciel my brother had a go at making oatmeal cookies . Supposed to be for my breakfast some were OK with raisins and nuts,not peanuts, they tasted odd. I suppose he has forgotten about it. I found a box of porridge oats in the cupboard yesterday and shook some out for the birds ,so far no takers.

posted by C_C_T on November 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM | link to this | reply

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