This one is a little different…I’m not talking about just any old oatmeal, but actually really good oatmeal. It tastes great and because it’s so easy to make, it’s a perfect breakfast for those late nights when you are cramming for a test in the morning. The best part of this recipe is that it’s so simple it can be passed down from one generation to the next.
Fried oatmeal? You know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the most quintessentially American thing on earth. It’s fried oats, so you can use it to make a pretty mean iced tea. But because it’s cooked with butter and honey, it’s also a great healthy breakfast. Its great, it’s easy to make and it’s pretty good.
You can find fried oats at specialty grocers, but it’s easier to find at the grocery store. I like to go to Safeway for a variety of health and diet items.
There are a variety of recipes that can be easily made with this grain, but I like to make my own fried oatmeal. I add 1 Tbsp of instant mix and 1 egg to a large pot of water, cover and boil for 15 to 20 minutes until the water has nearly come to a boil. I put a handful of dry oats and a handful of dried oats on top of the hot water and stir it all around.
There are a couple of ways to make fried oats. The easiest is to throw them in a skillet and turn them on for a few minutes. You can also use a waffle iron. Just make sure you don’t over cook and the oatmeal will still be good.
The thing with fried oatmeal is it takes a little effort to make it taste good. I like using a waffle iron because if you leave it too long, the oatmeal will dry out and not be as great.
The other thing to remember about fried oatmeal is that it is best to eat it cold. The heat from the skillet will make it soggy and not great. That said, I think the best part about it is the fact that it is incredibly easy to throw in a microwave. It is pretty quick to make, takes about a minute, and it tastes great.
It is also pretty cheap, and it is a little healthier for you than most other alternatives out there. Because of this and the fact that it is healthy, it is often one of the first things I throw into my microwave because no one is there to tell me the temperature. Then it is ready to eat in seconds.
Fried oatmeal doesn’t have to be a mystery. If you just take a bag of organic oats and cook it in a deep-dish pan, a microwave does the rest. It’s also not as messy as other oat dishes, because it’s all in one pan and there are no dishes to wash. (It does have a few things, however, like a fried egg and a piece of bacon in there).
As a matter of fact, I am not a fan of oatmeal, but I am a fan of fried oatmeal. Not because I hate oatmeal, but because it adds a little something different to my breakfast, and it tastes good to boot. If you are the type of person who wants a breakfast with a little more variety, but don’t like oat dishes, then you might want to look into some other options.