Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Toasted Oatmeal

1 tablespoon butter
2 cups quick rolled oats (My favorite brand is Only Oats Pure Whole Grain Quick Oat Flakes)
4 cups water
salt to taste

In a large heavy pot over medium heat, melt butter.  Add rolled oats, stir to coat and slightly brown.  Be careful not to burn.  Add 4 cups water and bring to a boil, reduce and simmer.  Stir until water has evaporated and oatmeal is tender and to desired consistency.

Serve hot with Milk and brown sugar or fruit, nuts, jam or syrup.


"Oat groats are the whole oat kernels with the hull removed.

Rolled oats are made from oat groats that have been steamed to allow them to pass through the roller mills without cracking and breaking.  Can be in Instant, Quick, Old Fashioned and Extra Thick forms.

Steel Cut oats are made from oat groats that have been chopped into two or three pieces.

Scottish Oats are ground on stone mills from whole oat groats.  They are not rolled or cut but ground.  Scottish oats are the 'true oatmeal' or porridge.  It's creamy, thick and almost instant when combined with boiling water."

Source: Steel Cut, Rolled, Instant, Scottish? by Cassidy Stockton