Irish Oatmeal

I don't know how Irish this is, but it's how I prepare steel-cut oats for oatmeal. Using the sourdough starter makes it ferment slightly and pick up a more complex flavour.


For 4 servings
  • 1 L water
  • 250 g steel-cut oats
  • 2.5 g (1/4 tsp) salt
  • 1 tsp sourdough starter (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a 2-L pot. Cover and let sit overnight.
  2. To cook, bring to a boil, then cook 5 minutes while stirring.
  3. Turn off heat, cover, and let sit 60 minutes.
  4. Stir together and serve.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover servings in the refrigerator. Use a microwave to reheat.

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