The Mother of All Whole Oat Groats Questions
August 24, 2011 6:20 PM   Subscribe

F@cking Oat Groats! How do they work?

I have four pounds of whole oat groats stored in my kitchen. Usually I prepare them by cooking them for a half an hour in the pressure cooker.

I like my whole oat groats. But I want to work on the relationship, to take things to the next level.

So what are some creative and fun things I can do with my supply of oat groats? How do you like to prepare them? Breakfast ideas are always welcome of course, but if you were using this as a side dish like brown rice, what sorts of foods would complement its taste?

Many thanks in advance.
posted by jason's_planet to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Use it as a stuffing ingredient (the texture works really well) or in a soup instead of noodles or rice.
posted by xingcat at 6:24 PM on August 24, 2011

Totally winging it here (I don't have two oat groats to rub together, personally)... but what if you made an oat groat risotto with beef broth, cream and sage?
posted by richyoung at 9:53 PM on August 24, 2011

Good in bread.
posted by paulsc at 11:18 PM on August 24, 2011

Cook 'em al dente and use 'em as the primary grain in a birchermuesli - I did this a few months ago (I made mine gingerbread-flavored)... the chewy, hearty oats, the creamy dairy and the fruit are AWESOME together. Also, a bowl of that stuff will keep you full for like five days.
posted by julthumbscrew at 6:31 AM on August 25, 2011

Thanks, guys!
posted by jason's_planet at 4:35 PM on August 26, 2011

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