I’ve never heard of porridged eggs, though my experience is that very little is truly new. We’ve just lived too long. For a few weeks, off and on, they kept coming to me. I love the idea of oatmeal because I know my body, my heart, needs whole grains and oatmeal’s tops. (Read about the great oat here.) But I also find that I operate better (and eat less) during the day with a protein for breakfast. Especially in cold Minnesota. Hence oats and eggs. But how?
I grew up with the occasional bowl of take-no-prisoners buttered, salt and peppered grits with my eggs fried to a crispy lace in bacon grease. Along with biscuits slathered with sour cream and honey. And the very best fried fish in the world. Lest you think things were always that wonderful, there was the occasional pot of squirrel gumbo, as well. And often there was dove that required careful chewing lest you bite into buckshot. While I seldom indulge these days, my displaced southerner living-in-Chicago parents provided me with a culinary heritage upon which I still draw. (Phew. That grammar’s a killer.)
1/2 cup uncooked regular old fashioned oatmeal (not instant or quick)
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salted butter
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small sauce pan, heat the water and the oats over high heat until boiling. Turn heat down and simmer for two minutes or so. Carefully break egg into the center of the oats. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover tightly. Let cook another 3 minutes or until the eggs and oatmeal are done to your liking. Spoon carefully into a deep cereal bowl and add the butter to the top of the eggs. Salt and pepper to taste. (originally posted on Dinnerplace.blogspot.com, 12-15-2011)
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this week on dinnerplace:
wine and lemon-steamed salmon on broccoli
During the calorically dense holiday season, it makes sense to have a great, quick fish meal in your pocket….This one’s a winner. Saute onions, garlic, and broccoli. Add wine, lemon juice and salmon filets. Cover and cook just a few minutes. Dinner’s served!
Sing a new song! Cook something new!