I've fallen in love with this great steel-cut Irish oatmal. It's in a can
and the brand is John McCan. It appears to be completely unprocessed, not
flat, like rolled oats. I got mine at Trader Joes, a store that's only on
the west and east coasts of the U.S.
The can says a cup is 600 calories and gives a sugar-laden recipe for
preparing "irish porridge".
Instead, I tried a couple of things. I used one part oatmeal to two parts
liquid and nuked it for about fiteen minutes, tightly covered without
stirring. That produced, dry, heavy cooked cereal which tasted a lot like
the typical 7-grain stuff you buy in health-food stores. I liked it very
I also mixed up two parts liquid with one part oatmeal and set it in a
shallow covered dish in the fridge to soak for 24 hours and ate it gredily,
uncooked the next morning. Tat mixture was more watery but the grains are
My favorite liquid for this half unsweetened apple juice and half filtered
water. To this add a half-teaspoon of cinnamon. Or put a cinnamon stick in
the liquid and don't forget to fish it out!