Cuisine. An alternative to the bowl of mush.

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Yesterday, I made a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Usually I cook two portions of everything I make so I can have leftovers and if I’m feeling lazy, a meal or a snack after a 3:00 pop in the microwave. I followed the recipe on the container, but added two peeled, cored and cubed apples, about a cup of raisins, a cinnamon stick that I pulled out after the oatmeal was cooked, some raw sugar, and some fresh-grate nutmeg.

If you pour oatmeal into a rectangular sealed container and let it chill overnight, oatmeal gels a bit and holds it shape. So I got a nice sharp knife and a flat skillet with some peanut oil, sliced up the oatmeal into half inch thick pieces, and dropped it into the hot non-stick skillet with about 2 teaspoons of oil.  It caramelized/seared a bit on both sides. Earlier this week, I put a can of condensed milk in a saucepan on low heat for about an hour. That turns the condensed milk into a delicious milk caramel (dulce de leche). I poured some over the oatmeal slices and then sprinkled with some chopped pecans.

Not your normal bowl of oatmeal, eh?

Dig in.

About gojohnego

Avid foodie and kitchen tinkerer, artist, news junky and political wonk, musician, blogger, naturist, dog-daddy, and owner of a kinky play-space. ...and did I mention I'm single ;)
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