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tryme
04-19-2010, 04:05 PM
I'm stuck with cooking original oats, like the old style. I can never seem to get it right. HELP PLEASE.

MadChef
04-19-2010, 04:09 PM
1. Measure out oats and water/milk. 2. Bring water to boil in a saucepan. 3. Add oats to boiling water/milk. 4. Turn down heat to low. 5. Let simmer until desired consistency is achieved. 6. Take off heat. 7 Douse with maple syrup. 8 Eat.

tryme
04-19-2010, 04:11 PM
sounds simple enough lol i don't know why it keeps going wrong it's like the oats aren't cooking and it's to watery/milky.

if you use milk not water do you need to boil it, surely not?

MadChef
04-19-2010, 04:14 PM
sounds simple enough lol i don't know why it keeps going wrong it's like the oats aren't cooking and it's to watery/milky.

if you use milk not water do you need to boil it, surely not?

1. You're not letting it simmer long enough...

2. With water you don't even HAVE to boil it, but you boil it before adding the oats because it reduces the cook time. Water or milk, it makes no difference.

tryme
04-19-2010, 04:40 PM
ok thanks ill try again tomorrow

tryme
04-24-2010, 04:55 AM
ok now its comming out way to thick? An the oats are still really chunky and visable if that makes sense.

f=ma
04-24-2010, 09:18 AM
i microwave it in water or milk for 1:45-2 min

you have to watch it because it will boil over everywhere whenever you turn your back

Yeti Sandwich
04-25-2010, 08:13 AM
I use a 1:2 ratio of oats to milk.

Microwave for 2 minutes, then another 2 minutes in 30sec increments to prevent boil-over.

Then I add cinnamon, salt, and a little sweetener.

Irish Pilot
04-25-2010, 12:14 PM
.5cu (40g) oats
.75 to 1cu water
microwave for 2 minutes

Add 1-2 scoops of tasty whey (mine is currently Cinnamon Bun flavored)
Add some cinnamon
Add 100g of blueberries.

SO DAMN GOOD.

sbirgel
04-25-2010, 03:58 PM
I just put a half cup of oats in my protein shake sometimes they really aren't bad raw. But usually I just nuke them in a bowl of water for about 2 minutes

J.C.
04-25-2010, 06:58 PM
The easiest way to make porridge is simply to add a cup of oats, a cup of water and a cup of milk to a saucepan, add a pinch of salt then keep stirring over heat until it looks right.

Once you've got that down then you can mess around with your method. I usually add slightly more water than milk, and I add the milk a bit later. Nothing wrong with microwaving it but you don't get as much control.

Btw, I wouldn't add oats to boiling water as it makes the oats go sort of fluffy and chunky and they don't taste as nice compared to simmering them gently.