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Savory Oatmeal

In honor of the first day of Winter, I wanted to make a yummy warm breakfast. Usually we make our oatmeal sweet, but I am a fan of savory oatmeal, so I'll share my super easy recipe with you here.

1/4 white onion chopped
1/2 T butter
Oatmeal (whatever kind you normally use for the stovetop - I use quick oats from Quaker)
Water or Milk (depending on what you like with your oatmeal - follow package directions)
1 Egg cracked into a small bowl
1/2 T Lemon Juice
Dash of dried Italian Herbs
Dash of fresh ground Pepper
Smidge of Grated cheese

Cook onions in pot with butter
After onions are soft, add water to pot, bring to a boil
Add oats to pot, lower heat, cook until desired texture
Add a dash of Italian herbs and pepper to taste
In a separate pot, Poach an egg - (I don't have an egg poacher so this is how I do it: fill small non stick pot with less than an inch of water, add about 1/2 T of lemon juice, bring water to a boil, crack egg in a small bowl, add egg to boiling water, return water to a boil then cover and promptly remove pot from heat, poach single egg for about 3 minutes, remove with slotted spoon)
Put the oatmeal in a bowl, poached egg on top, sprinkled with grated cheese


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 21st, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
This sounds really good, but I don't know if I could eat oatmeal that wasn't sweet. :/ I don't know if my taste buds would allow it.
Dec. 21st, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
It works surprisingly well. I was shocked myself the first time I threw this together.
Dec. 21st, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
I think I'll give it a try. It sounds so good!
Dec. 21st, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
Maybe make it for lunch the first time, to get over not having sweetness in the AM. You can also sub the poached egg for a fried egg I imagine, but the whites won't be as fluffy. Let me know how it goes!
Dec. 22nd, 2012 12:29 am (UTC)
Try oats--particularly whole oat groats if you can get them--as a stand-in for barley in soup, too.
Dec. 22nd, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
I'd be tempted to do scrambled eggs, some turkey burger and diced tomato with it.
Dec. 22nd, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
Mmm tomato sounds yummy! The last time I did it I used turkey sausage but it was too much food for me, I couldn't finish. I think any kind of egg would be good, I'm just partial to poached!
Dec. 22nd, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Dec. 22nd, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
savoury oatmeal... I'd never thought of that
Dec. 22nd, 2012 05:26 am (UTC)
It's a characteristic Scottish thing, occasioning the adage, "No true Scotsman would sugar his porridge"--which, in turn, led to the term "the No True Scotsman fallacy" for the act of denying membership in a category to people in that category whose behavior one disapproves of.
Dec. 22nd, 2012 06:15 am (UTC)
I don't eat porridge but I think I'll try your egg poaching method (with white vinegar instead of lemon juice) the next time I make poached eggs for eggs benedict or a donburi.
Dec. 22nd, 2012 06:18 am (UTC)
Good luck! I usually only poach one egg at a time, but when I do two eggs I poach for 4 minutes and add a full T of lemon juice (vinegar will work fine).
Dec. 22nd, 2012 08:02 am (UTC)
Thank you for the additional information. I usually only put one egg on a donburi.

or eggs benedict.

as I'm cooking for one. :)

Poached eggs are even great on a loco moco like this one.
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