You are viewing cooking

Previous Entry | Next Entry

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.

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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
Meanwhile...
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
YUMMY!



Comments

( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
purplepuffygirl
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.
tamaracat
Dec. 21st, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
It works surprisingly well. I was shocked myself the first time I threw this together.
purplepuffygirl
Dec. 21st, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
I think I'll give it a try. It sounds so good!
tamaracat
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!
full_metal_ox
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.
thatwordgrrl
Dec. 22nd, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
I'd be tempted to do scrambled eggs, some turkey burger and diced tomato with it.
tamaracat
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!
smrtan
Dec. 22nd, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
:)~~
evil_mom
Dec. 22nd, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
savoury oatmeal... I'd never thought of that
full_metal_ox
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.
a_boleyn
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.
tamaracat
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).
a_boleyn
Dec. 22nd, 2012 08:02 am (UTC)
Thank you for the additional information. I usually only put one egg on a donburi.

http://a-boleyn.livejournal.com/100955.html

or eggs benedict.

http://a-boleyn.livejournal.com/109615.html

as I'm cooking for one. :)

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

http://a-boleyn.livejournal.com/114039.html
( 13 comments — Leave a comment )

Tags

Latest Month

September 2014
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow