Porridge is amazing, but porridge can also be terrible. If you’re not cooking it right porridge can transform from the breakfast of your dreams to a clumpy, inedible mess. Thankfully, most people who make porridge wrong tend to make the same mistakes.
If you’re a fan of porridge you might have seen a different breed of oats appearing on supermarket shelves: the super charged STEEL CUT OATS. But what are steel cut oats? How are they different from regular rolled oats? And more importantly — how the hell do you cook them?
Steel cut oats make for a delicious healthy breakfast. For an added kick, The Kitchn has a suggestion: Toast the oats first in the same saucepan you plan to cook them in. They’ll get a rich, nutty, sweetness that really adds to the flavour with minimal effort.