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