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Feb 12, 2013 08:12 PM

Oats - good for lowering cholesterol....but most recipes use oats in sweet food. Anybody suggest savory dishes using oats?

I read that oats are good for lowering cholesterol. But most recipes using oats are for sweet stuff (cookies and similar). Can anyone suggest savory dishes in which I can use oats?

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    1. Sorry folks. The moderators moved this post and I see that it has already been answered.
      I had posted in the wrong place! Had I known that, I would have seen the excellent answers.

      1. Rolled oats can be used to make crackers or oatcakes, mixed with some percentage of flour to make it easy to handle.

        I like using whole oats as a grain - I boil them in lightly salted water until tender, and serve as a side dish, or use in a pilaf.

        1. This isn't savory, exactly, but I once made a wonderful oatmeal-honey infused vodka. You could leave out the honey if you don't want something sweet.

          1. The Scots have a good savory oat dish, skirlie. Only problem is, the oats are fried in cholesterol (butter, beef drippings, or bacon fat).

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            1. re: paulj

              I take it the oatmeal is precooked?

              1. re: Sharuf

                No, they start with raw oats. Think of a savory granola. Scottish oat meal is finer than our rolled oats, or the Irish steel cut, more like bread crumbs.