After years of cooking 'regular' McCann's steel cut oatmeal on the stove, I wanted to try an easier / faster way. I bought myself a 2 quart round crockpot because I'd read about people coming out to burned oatmeal. This happens, I read, when the pot is not full enough: The crockpot overcooks the food if the pot is not at least 2/3 full. Well indeed, it did not overcook. Nor did it undercook. In fact, I believe it did exactly what is intended, but it was nothing like a stovetop end result. The picture on the recipe should have been a clue for me: The photo depicts a bowl of oatmeal with the consistency of whipped mashed potatoes. Eww. Look on a box of McCann's and you will see what the oats ought to look like when they have not been completely decimated and decomposed into pulp: Textured, chewy, flavorful. This end product was none of the above. I wonder what nutritional value was left in the 8 hour rehashed mush debacle that greeted me at 6 a.m. It was, in a word, awful. Great for spackle, however.
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After years of cooking 'regular' McCann's steel cut oatmeal on the stove, I wanted to try an...