February 8, 2010

Oat Script

I mean post script. I tried the soak overnight method for the oats -- no heat -- and this is my favorite. Thanks Aunt Lynnie! It softens the groats enough to cook them in about fifteen minutes instead of thirty, and this keeps my hands out of the cookie jar while I'm waiting. I use the same amount of water -- four cups for one cup of steel cut oats. Soak overnight. Bring to a boil until creamy, then simmer about 15 minutes until water is absorbed, but the grains have retained their al dente deliciousness. Give it a try!


Kate said...

While you're simmering do you have to stand and stir and attend? Or can you just let it boil, turn the heat down to simmer and watch cartoons for 15 minutes?

tara. said...

maybe i should check comments more often than once a month! :). i have no idea how to answer this question, so i refer it to my partner, the oat-queen....elizabeth?

Elizabeth Gallo said...

Kate, after it comes to a boil and gets all frothy, I reduce the heat to a low simmer (be careful -- it boils over really easily) and then check in and stir occasionally. No need to babysit it too much -- besides, you'll need to be watching the Boo! oxox

tara. said...

btw, just realized that elizabeth wrote as if responding to one kate, when it was another kate who posted..too many kates! no, really, never enough kates, either one!!!!!!!!!

just wanted to clarify in case kate g. was confused by the reference to kate m.'s 'boo.' :).


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