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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mark Bittman - Oatmeal Fritters

Just caught the end of the Today Show - and what serendipity! Mark Bittman (I have 2 of his books) was on, making oatmeal fritters. Hello!
I'm so pissed I didn't think of this. That I haven't heard of this.
I love anything fried. And oatmeal? Yeah baby. His recipe is very basic, I would definitely spice it up by adding some 5 Spice perhaps or some chopped cinnamon apples (oohhh bourbon and bacon??)  The ideas are endless, but the simplicity of the oatmeal fritter is fking brilliant.

Mark Bittman's Oatmeal Fritter Recipe

  • Olive or vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 cups cooked oatmeal, preferably chilled
  • All-purpose flour if needed
Put a thin film of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Form the oatmeal into 1-inch balls and flatten the balls into patties. (If the patties don't hold their shape, stir flour into the oatmeal, 1 tablespoon at a time, and try again.) When the oil is hot, add the patties to the pan in a single layer (you may have to work in batches). Fry the patties until crisp and golden, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Drain the fritters on paper towels and serve warm or at room temperature.
Time: 20 minutes with cooked oatmeal
Serving Size 4

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