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In honor of January being National Oatmeal Month this week I am going to focus on the unusual uses for oatmeal. I am not a big original oatmeal lover, but I do agree with many other benefits of oatmeal. I found this idea below very interesting and will be trying it out soon.
"Even though oatmeal is a widely consumed breakfast food in the dining room, many people don't know that oatmeal can also be used in many other culinary scenarios. Oatmeal can be an excellent binding agent for ground beef and ground chuck used for making homemade burgers and meat loaf. Mix the oatmeal in with your seasonings and marinades as you prepare your homemade burgers and meat loaf. The oatmeal will help the meat to stay well formed as the fat and grease cooks out. Oatmeal is also an excellent base for crust for chicken, beef and pork. Place approximately one cup oatmeal in the food processor and grind until the oatmeal is fine. Roll your meats in the oatmeal crust before baking or frying for a tender, flaky crust that is sure to water the mouths of everyone in the house."by Charlie Bradley 2008
Have you tried this before or have any other great ideas for oatmeal? Please share with us.