Saturday, February 27, 2010
Pan-fried Oatmeal Slices
Pan-fried Oatmeal with Berries and Cream
1.5 cups milk
1.5 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
1.5 cups old fashioned oats (not quick)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. brown sugar
Add-ins if desired: raisins, walnuts, dried cranberries to fold in - whatever you like.
Bring water, milk, and salt to a boil. Stir in oats. Bring back up to a bubbling boil. Reduce heat and cook over medium heat for five minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon and brown sugar, and fold in whatever other add-ins you like. Allow to cool down a bit, stirring now and then.
Line bread loaf pan with plastic wrap. Lightly spray wrap with non-stick cooking spray. Fill loaf pan with cooked oatmeal. Pack down tightly. Cover with wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, unmold oatmeal onto a cutting board. Slice into 1" portions.
In large skillet, melt 1 tbsp. butter over medium heat. Place oatmeal slices in pan. Cook until the bottom is golden brown and crusty; flip. Continue cooking until both sides have a nice crust and oatmeal is warmed through.
On serving plates, drizzle a little maple syrup. Place fried oatmeal on top. Garnish with berries and a dollop of fresh whipped cream (or a good spray if that's what you have).
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