It’s official: Our new favorite way to eat oatmeal moving forward is the savory way! Exhibit A: This oatmeal bowl with chicken (or vegetable) broth, cheese, bacon and a perfectly poached egg. Substitute a fried, scrambled or sliced hard-boiled egg, if desired.
Ingredients for servings
Combine oats, broth, garlic powder and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1.5 minutes. Stir and microwave on high for an additional 30–60 seconds or until thick, bubbly and most liquid has been absorbed.
While oatmeal cooking in microwave, bring 3 cups of water to a boil over high heat in a small saucepan. Using a whisk, swirl water in a circular motion until a whirlpool forms. Gently crack egg into center of whirlpool. Cook the egg until white is set, about 3 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, remove egg from pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
Remove the oats from the microwave and stir in cheese, tomatoes and 0.5 of the green onions and bacon crumbles. Top with cooked egg. Sprinkle with pepper and remaining green onions and bacon crumbles.
Adding a touch of vinegar to the poaching water helps the whites to coagulate when cooking.