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

Tubbyfraser

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Feb 4, 2008
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Nowhere
I cook the oats/oatmeal in water with a little salt added then serve and top it with a wee drop milk. Very occasionally I might add extra salt. Has to be salt - you don't make oatcakes with sugar, do you?

TF
 

hermitical

Forager
Feb 28, 2010
205
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Bristol
I've only recently 'got' porridge and that is because I started soaking it overnight rather than cooking it - I really don't like it hot

The good lady just has it with cold water and either golden syrup, molasses or sometimes agave syrup

Anyone have any other savoury additions? Been reading about scrambled eggs which is tempting
 

Calurix

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Mar 12, 2010
139
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Moray, Scotland
I'm a rolled oats cooked through in water and salt kinda man, then add milk to the bowl. Need to try oats soaked overnight sounds good.
 

shogun

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Mar 31, 2009
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U.K
i have porridge every morning and i have it plain...no sugar or honey or jam..for me but i would luv sum but i cant i am diabetic..atb allan
 

tenderfoot

Nomad
May 17, 2008
281
0
north west uk
salt if im in scotland with family and its proper porridge oats
"Insti porridge" in a plastic bowl (think supernoodle) add hot water to reconstitute then condensed milk from a squeezy tube mmmmm
 
Cooked with water and a pinch of salt, Another pinch of salt on top when served and a separate bowl of milk to dip my spoon of porridge in on the way to my mouth. My oldest daughter likes it cooked in milk and then honey or syrup on top. I think I may have to dis-own her!!
 

Large Sack

Settler
May 24, 2010
665
0
Dorset
A touch of salt added to a 'sweet' dish will often enhance all the flavours (even a good espresso...so long as you have it with sugar). I will eat anything, save marzipan and celery (food of Satan) and have often had porridge with just salt, but I have to have the right mindset that tells me that I am having a 'savoury' breakfast and not cereal per se. That said, my preference is for porridge made with milk, a small pinch of salt and dark muscavado sugar.

Conversely a pinch of sugar added to any dish containing tomatoes also works well.
 

Bigfoot

Settler
Jul 10, 2010
669
4
Scotland
The only real way to eat it.:D
Absolutely! I have never taken to adding anything else and I still make it the traditional way with oats.

My dad was in the Royal Navy at the end of the war and the RN cooks served porridge with a quarter inch of sugar on top. The old man never ate porridge again in his life.

Any Scots here remember their families having a porridge drawer? My gran used to put leftover porridge in their and in the morning would slice a bit off to fry up for Grandad's breakfast (or often for his break at work). With just milk and salt, of course :)
 

wicca

Native
Oct 19, 2008
1,065
31
South Coast
Demerera sugar all over the top surface to at least half the depth of a matchstick. (carefully dip tested) Otherwise I sulk and refuse to eat it...:lmao::lmao: