Today’s the day, people. Wake up and vote!
To fortify you, I bring you the second verse of my love song for savory oatmeal. It will have you jumping out of bed, eager for an excuse to begin your day. It’s quick, so you’ll have plenty of time to swing by your polling place on the way to work. It’s easy, so you can save your mental acuity for the important decisions of the day. And it’s clever, so it will remind you where you keep your stamps if you’re in a vote-by-mail state.* (*Not really.)
More important still, it’s a savory, creamy, hearty breakfast. And it’s halfway healthy, because it’s oatmeal. Talk about across-the-aisle collaboration.
Savory Oatmeal with Black Pepper, Blue Cheese, and an Olive Oil Fried Egg: Combine 1/3 c. oats (for one serving; multiply amounts to serve more) in 1 c. water with a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer 5 mins, stirring often. Meanwhile, fry an egg in olive oil: crack an egg into a pan of hot olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook over medium-low heat until the white is set and the yolk is cooked to your liking. When the oats are cooked, scoop them into a bowl and stir in lots of black pepper and a few crumbles of blue cheese, plus additional salt to taste. Top with the fried egg, more black pepper, a few more crumbles of blue cheese, and a handful of sliced green onion.
p.s. And by “people” up there at the top, ok, I mean “people who can vote in the U.S. election.” If you are one of my Bulgarian readers—I love having Bulgarian readers!—or hail from elsewhere in the world, you are excused from voting responsibilities today. But I hope you will still enjoy this breakfast.
More of My Favorite Savory Breakfasts:
Savory Oatmeal with Curry, Greens, and Caramelized Onions
Baked Eggs with Greens, Yogurt, and Spiced Butter
Baked Chard Stems with Tomato, Garlic, and Parmesan (topped with a poached or fried egg)