Porridge: love or hate?

Do you love porridge?

Poll ended at 24 Dec 2017, 5:55pm

Yes I have it every day
15
33%
Yes if offered, e.g. at a YH or BB
2
4%
2-6 times a week
12
26%
Not more than once a week
6
13%
Only in winter/in Scotland
7
15%
Only when visiting the grandparents
0
No votes
No, I hate it
2
4%
Not tried it yet
1
2%
No opinion / what is porridge?
1
2%
 
Total votes: 46

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 26 Nov 2018, 7:42am

Patrickpioneer wrote:Used to hate porridge until the day I put curry powder in it and now I love it!

Exotic bordering on perverted! I may try the recipe. But what curry powder? There are so many variations.......

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Patrickpioneer » 26 Nov 2018, 7:44am

Madras, and I am just about to eat it now for breakfast, theres luvlee look you.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Pastychomper » 26 Nov 2018, 4:06pm

Patrickpioneer wrote:Used to hate porridge until the day I put curry powder in it and now I love it!

Is that you, Lister?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Patrickpioneer » 26 Nov 2018, 4:27pm

Lister? no, but the sad thing is I knew exactly who you meant before looking at your link!
anyway I only use curry powder when the local shop is out of leek and daffodil flavoring.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 26 Nov 2018, 4:50pm

Pastychomper wrote:
Patrickpioneer wrote:Used to hate porridge until the day I put curry powder in it and now I love it!

Is that you, Lister?


Now then, how about a porridge pasty? This would be a fine and toothsome wedge of clammy bike fuel sure to add 5mph to anyone's average, especially if it had a touch of Madras spices in it. Such a thing might well fit perfekly in a jersey pocket, to be hauled out periodically for a chomp, washed down with the bottle-juice, which might be anything; although Bucky seems appropriate for a curried porridge pasty.

Cugel, writing a request even now to the ladywife.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Pastychomper » 27 Nov 2018, 4:27pm

Patrickpioneer wrote:Lister? no, but the sad thing is I knew exactly who you meant before looking at your link!
anyway I only use curry powder when the local shop is out of leek and daffodil flavoring.

:lol: That series has a lot to answer for. Not least of which is the tune that still plays in my head whenever I see mango juice in Lidl.

Cugel wrote:Now then, how about a porridge pasty? This would be a fine and toothsome wedge of clammy bike fuel sure to add 5mph to anyone's average, especially if it had a touch of Madras spices in it. Such a thing might well fit perfekly in a jersey pocket, to be hauled out periodically for a chomp, washed down with the bottle-juice...
Now there's a thought! :shock:
If we could put some well-seasoned porridge at one end of the pasty and a freshly-smoked kipper at the other, and stop the flavours bleeding together too much, it might even outdo the traditional slice of yesterday's porridge as the ultimate breakfast-on-the-go!
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 27 Nov 2018, 7:43pm

Pastychomper wrote:
Cugel wrote:Now then, how about a porridge pasty? This would be a fine and toothsome wedge of clammy bike fuel sure to add 5mph to anyone's average, especially if it had a touch of Madras spices in it. Such a thing might well fit perfekly in a jersey pocket, to be hauled out periodically for a chomp, washed down with the bottle-juice...

Now there's a thought! :shock:
If we could put some well-seasoned porridge at one end of the pasty and a freshly-smoked kipper at the other, and stop the flavours bleeding together too much, it might even outdo the traditional slice of yesterday's porridge as the ultimate breakfast-on-the-go!


Well, a good jersey has at least two pockets so there could easily be room found for a kipper sandwich (with brown bread having plenty aggregate in it; and butter). One might have to squish it in next to the windproof.

I have heard of exotic pasties with multiple yet separated innards. What a craft the cookie must have learnt to create such a beast! A pasty of curried porridge with kipper should continue the Scottish theme perhaps. I suggest a whisky-imbued haggis section in the middle.

How would the would-be pasty chomper know which end to start at? One should surely follow convention and have the porridge before the kipper. Perhaps the pastry could be colour-coded?

Cugel, wondering if the painted porridge pasty should be patented.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Patrickpioneer » 28 Nov 2018, 9:52am

Once upon a time, long long ago in wild Wales I really did try making curried kippers, it was truly blooming horrible, don't do it!
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Canuk » 29 Nov 2018, 7:15am

Porridge and fresh coriander = palatable!

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Patrickpioneer » 3 Dec 2018, 10:00am

About a week ago I made too much curried porridge and what i could not eat I threw in the garden for the birds, the porridge is still there, the birds wont touch it, is this an omen?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Ray » 3 Dec 2018, 11:28am

An omen? No, it's simply that the birds have good taste :)
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Dec 2018, 12:35pm

I usually have porridge with yoghurt or rice pudding, keeps me going until lunchtime

Today just oats, water, salt

Perfect!
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby tmac100 » 6 Dec 2018, 6:02pm

My porridge has flax seed, bran, sultanas, coconut chips, and cooked. I add a sliced "ladyfinger" banana and yogurt. Keeps me going from 5:30 until 9 am, then I have 2 HB eggs, an orange, and a coffee - and this is while teaching in a college.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby ambodach » 6 Dec 2018, 6:31pm

Surely everybody knows the correct way is to do a week’s supply on Monday and pour into the porridge drawer and cut a slice off every morning. When I worked on farms we got porridge twice per day and the auld farmer maintained we were lucky as in his young days he got it at every meal. This of course is plain oatmeal porridge and none of your fancy stuff. Fair sticks tae the ribs.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby tmac100 » 9 Dec 2018, 1:07pm

ambodach wrote:Surely everybody knows the correct way is to do a week’s supply on Monday and pour into the porridge drawer and cut a slice off every morning. When I worked on farms we got porridge twice per day and the auld farmer maintained we were lucky as in his young days he got it at every meal. This of course is plain oatmeal porridge and none of your fancy stuff. Fair sticks tae the ribs.


Pardon my colonial ignorance, but what is a "porridge drawer"? I have tried a google search and all it says is the porridge was poured into it to cool and then sliced later. It sounds like a cake baking pan or a tin of the type for baking a loaf of bread. Elaboration, or a picture would educate me further. Thanks. Sounds like a great way to make porridge "slices" for frying.