What's on your porridge?

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What's on your porridge?

  • Sugar

    Votes: 81 35.8%
  • Salt

    Votes: 48 21.2%
  • Honey

    Votes: 87 38.5%
  • Milk

    Votes: 52 23.0%
  • Jam

    Votes: 18 8.0%
  • Nothing

    Votes: 15 6.6%
  • Don't like porridge

    Votes: 13 5.8%

  • Total voters
    226

JonnyP

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Oct 17, 2005
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Yuuuuuuuuk, I didn't like that, it tasted all soapy.. Too be fair, I might not of got it right though...I did the soak in water then boiled it up with the salt. I used your quantities Fred but used a small cup. After boiling and then simmering for a few mins it was still runny, so I simmered for longer but it was still way to runny to add any more liquid (milk) so I tried it like that.
Do you have your porridge all runny..?
 

Pablo

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Oct 10, 2005
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Here's my way of doing porridge:

Tear open pack
Stir into billy of hot water
Simmer until right consistency
Eat
:)

Ok so I'm not adventurous. I will be trying out some of those fabulous sounding recipes though.

Pablo
 

TallMikeM

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Dec 30, 2005
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Hatherleigh, Devon
do they not deep fat fry it north of the border?:lmao:

Have to say tho, would like to try it salted (currently have it with honey), how much salt would you put on a bowful?
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
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Thinking of syrups - when I take teams on exped (especially in South Africa) I try to get the team to eat porridge for bfast as it it such a good start to the day. Having a variety of syrups along allows for variety, individual preference and alot of sticky mess in bergans.
Oh how we laughed.....
As to how much salt to add - try it and taste it, add a little more, try it and taste it etc. I give it about as much as my fish and chips.....
Deep fried por? - must have been done they do everything else - inc Pizza!
 

Eric_Methven

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Apr 20, 2005
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do they not deep fat fry it north of the border?:lmao:

Have to say tho, would like to try it salted (currently have it with honey), how much salt would you put on a bowful?
If you make it with a wee bit salt mixed in, then you just have to season to taste as with any other savoury foods.

I like mine with cold milk added and salt. I also like to make it thick so I can pour the excess into a tray and let it set. Then I cut it into squares and shallow fry it along with some smoked bacon, black pudding, mushrooms and a couple of fried eggs. A bit of brown sauce and it's lovely.

Eric
 

Gailainne

Full Member
Definitely salt,

I remember when I was young, and milk was delivered in bottles to the front door, that my mum used to add the top of the milk from each bottle to our porridge.

On an aside both my grandparents had a porridge drawer, (both Fife familes were coal miners).

This was lined with newspaper and a layer of porridge was poured in, it was sliced up and added as part of the miners meal each day.

Stephen
 

Bisamratte

Nomad
Jun 11, 2006
341
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Karben
Dried fruits and nuts with a bit of honey for me, coconut powder also makes an interesting addition for a more exotic breakfast:)
 

fred gordon

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Mar 8, 2006
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Yuuuuuuuuk, I didn't like that, it tasted all soapy.. Too be fair, I might not of got it right though...I did the soak in water then boiled it up with the salt. I used your quantities Fred but used a small cup. After boiling and then simmering for a few mins it was still runny, so I simmered for longer but it was still way to runny to add any more liquid (milk) so I tried it like that.
Do you have your porridge all runny..?
Sorry to hear that Jon. It sounds as if you had either too much water or too little oats. Should just need a couple of mins of a simmer. Go on try it again!:D
 

gregorach

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Sep 15, 2005
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Edinburgh
Well, it's definitely got to have salt in it - it just doesn't taste right if it's not cooked with salt. However, I often add sugar or honey if the mood takes me. But just salt is fine.

One thing I've never understood - all these "instant" porridge products, like "Oats So Simple" and the like... I mean, just how much more simple and instant can it to be?:dunno:
 

wanderinstar

On a new journey
Jun 14, 2005
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Yorkshire/Lancs Border
Well I have always put about 1/2 teaspoon of salt when cooking then added either sugar or honey and in the good old days before pasteurization, the top of the milk as well.
Brilliant.