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Steel-Cut Oats, Quick Method

(recipe, Deborah Madison)


Soaking the oats overnight reduces the cooking time from 25 to 5 minutes.


  1. 1 cup steel-cut oats
  2. 3 cups water
  3. ⅜ tsp. salt


  1. Place oats in a heavy saucepan and cover with 3 cups water. Soak overnight.
  2. In the morning, add salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook partially covered for 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Serve with milk and/or other toppings, such as chopped fruit and nuts.


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