Regional OatmealBreakfast Recipes
Here's all the recipes listed under Regional Oatmeal along with the comments posted by the breakfast lovers that submitted them.
Cajun Cornmeal Mush (Couche Couche)
"A hot cereal made with cornmeal. Serve it just like oatmeal. It's tasty. It's different. You can make it your own adding your favorite mix-ins - raisins, maple syrup, etc."
2 cups yellow cornmeal, 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 3/4 cup milk, 3/4 cup water
Charleston Shrimp & Grits
"Truly Southern & a Great way to start the day... Attend a Shrimp & Grits festival before you pass on. Don't use instant or quick-cooking grits for this one."
1 1/2 pounds shrimp, juice of 1 lemon, Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 and 1/2 cups stone-ground grits, 6 thick slices bacon, 1 onion, 1/4 cup green bell pepper, 1 garlic clove - minced, 1/2 cup scallions - thinly sliced, 2 Tablespoons unbleached flour, 1 cup chicken stock, 1 to 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 cup grated or sharp Cheddar cheese, Old Bay Seasoning or Crab Boil seasoning
Michigan Baked Oatmeal
"There's no cherry like a Michigan cherry! This oatmeal will taste good with dried cherries from any state, but get them from Michigan if you can."
2 cups old-fashioned oats, 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring, 1/2 cup almonds, 1 apple - unpeeled and grated, 4 cups milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup dried cherries
Praitie Oaten (Irish Potato Cakes)
"If you can, use traditional dry salt and cured bacon."
1 pound potatoes, 8 ounces fine oatmeal, 4 ounces butter (1 stick), salt
Sweet Breakfast Grits
"A creamy, sweet treat from the south. You can experiment with this recipe. Anything you might add to oatmeal, you can also add to these grits. Try chopped nuts or fresh berries for fun variations."
2 and 1/4 cup water, 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup quick-cooking grits, 2 Tablespoons butter, 1/3 cup raisins, 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon