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Leftover oatmeal

scunge Aug 26, 2006 12:05 PM

Any suggestions for what to do with leftover oatmeal? I always make more than I plan to.Thanks

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    cheryl_h RE: scunge Aug 26, 2006 12:21 PM

    Reheat it later when you want to eat it. You might have to add some liquid and stir it well if it's thickened, but it is reasonably edible.

    1. JoanN RE: scunge Aug 26, 2006 12:21 PM

      I do that on purpose. During the cool weather I make about four servings of oatmeal, eat one, and put the rest in individual portions covered with plastic wrap in the fridge. I nuke a bowl each morning until it's time to make more. Oatmeal nukes perfectly and is as good as freshly made even days later.

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        cheryl_h RE: JoanN Aug 26, 2006 12:21 PM

        Yes, my husband does this with oat groats which take forever to cook.

      2. Will Owen RE: scunge Aug 26, 2006 07:48 PM

        I assume you're talking about steel-cut oats and not the rolled variety. In oatmeal weather I always make a huge batch on Monday, and parcel it out into two-cup containers for us to have the rest of the week. I think it actually gets better the longer it sits.

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          Candy RE: Will Owen Aug 26, 2006 08:58 PM

          If you will give those steel cut oats an over night soak they will cook very quickly the next AM

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          TerriL RE: scunge Aug 26, 2006 09:10 PM

          My husband makes extra just to have on hand for great oatmeal pancakes. Let me know if you want the recipe, and I'll post.

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            maillard RE: TerriL Aug 26, 2006 10:58 PM

            I would like the recipe for this! Thanks.

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            bewley RE: scunge Aug 26, 2006 11:16 PM

            Feeling adventurous? Give this recipe a try for “Fried Oatmeal”:


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              rainey RE: scunge Aug 26, 2006 11:25 PM

              If it's steel-cut oats and you make it thick you can pack it into a plastic-lined or well oiled container, put a little even weight on it and let it sit. Then you can cut off slices like polenta — 3/8 - 1/2" thick. Dust them with flour and pat them to make sure they're dry and excess flour has fallen away. Now sauté them in hot oil until warm and browned on both sides. I like walnut oil. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.

              I just remembered, I also add milled flax seed to my s-c oats. That may help give it body.

              1. designerboy01 RE: scunge Aug 27, 2006 09:07 AM

                Cook it and mix it with miso and some green onions.

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