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August 29, 2011

Oatmeal, New England style

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. I have a few recipes I wanna post but I thought I'd do this one. It's not really a recipe but more of a method. Down south we always ate oatmeal (porridge to my UK peeps!) with butter and sugar and then a side of buttered toast and bacon. Yep that's it.

Up here it's a whole different ballgame. Check out the pics and you'll see. Note: this is NOT for the faint of heart. The amount of carbs, total sugar, and fat is shockingly high. We haven't had it for probably 4 months. :-)

For the oatmeal itself we used 3/4 cups oats to 1.5 cups milk. Yeah they use milk here, too. Back home? Water. :-)

I deviated slightly here; I add my butter to the entire bowl, not just the little hole you make later. :-)

Next liberally sprinkle it with brown, not white!, sugar.
Next made an indention in the middle and fill it with hot, 100% pure maple syrup.
OK so that's that. Btw, pure maple syrup costs around $20 for half litre; it's ridiculously expensive but oh-so-yummy. Sorry, Mrs. Butterworth's, your generic butter-flavored, imitation maple syrup product just can't compete! :-)

Ma salaama ya'll...

1 comment:

Umm Hamza said...

Subhan Allah! I've been using the same recipe for oatmeal for a long time. LOL, never knew it was a regional recipe though. I guess you always learn something. :-) I love it!