Thursday, September 15, 2011

Avwan/Oatmeal Porridge


Picture taken from Foodnutrition.co.uk



This is not your ordinary tasteless 'ole oatmeal. This is a creamy delicious dish that will have you coming back for more. 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of Rolled Oats
2oz -3oz of condensed milk
1/8 cup of sugar (or to taste)
1 cinnamon stick
1 anise star
1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla (optional)
2 cups of water
1 pinch of salt

KEY: Wooden spoon

Yielding 1 serving:
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ONE SERVING OATMEAL PACKET FOR THIS.


Place 2 cups of water into saucepan on medium temperature. Add in cinnamon sticks and anise star. Allow water to boil until you can smell the cinnamon but do not allow the water to turn brown from the cinnamon sticks. Add in oats and stir. Allow mixture to thicken a little. Lower the temperature at this point.

Slowly pour in the Carnation milk while stirring. Continue to stir the mixture and add the pinch of salt. Stir, stir and stir. Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then slowly pour in sugar. Stir, stir and stir. Add vanilla at this point. Stir.The texture of the oats should look like porridge and the individual oats should disappear.

Allow to cook on medium low for 3 to 4 minutes before plating.



Picture taken from Ashley Dietrich.com
Traditionally, Haitian oatmeal is served with a slice of bread toasted and topped with peanut butter...hmmmm. Or you can top it with some fruit. Either way, enjoy!!!

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