Savory Oatmeal with Ham, Poached Eggs, and Hollandaise Sauce

August  4, 2014
1 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Porridge with sweet additions like fruit or spoonfuls of jam isn’t a new concept, but savory oatmeal is something most people haven’t tried. You can serve it with your favorite vegetables, and you can also add ham, poached eggs, and condiments like pesto or hollandaise sauce. It’s very filling, and it offers a nice change of pace from a regular sandwich or eggs on toast. —Marta Greber

What You'll Need
  • For the hollandaise sauce:
  • 200 grams (about 14 tablespoons) butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • For the porridge:
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 tablespoon green pesto
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan or cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 4 slices of ham
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  1. Start by making the hollandaise sauce. Melt butter (don’t heat it too much), and in the meantime, mix all of the other ingredients in a bowl until the mixture becomes lighter in color. Very slowly add the butter to this mixture and blend until everything is well combined.
  2. In a cooking pot, place oats and water, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 10 minutes over a medium heat. When the porridge is thick, it's done. Mix in a tablespoon of pesto.
  3. Make two poached eggs. Making a poached egg is not the simplest thing in the world, but it’s not as difficult as most people think. It helps to add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1/2 tablespoon of salt to the boiling water and then, just before adding an egg, stir the water to create a whirlpool motion.
  4. Divide the porridge between two bowls. Sprinkle some grated cheese over top, and place avocado, ham, and a poached egg on each bowl. Finally, pour over the hollandaise sauce and sprinkle each bowl with cayenne pepper.

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I'm a polish blogger and photographer. I love to travel and all my travels influence my kitchen adventures. I bring home new ideas, spices and flavours from wherever I go. What I truly cultivate is a good breakfast with my family and friends. Delicious start of a day is the best start of a day.

4 Reviews

Deejay J. June 16, 2015
How long can you keep the hollandaise?
Victor G. April 20, 2015
Looks really good but I'm not about to eat 7 tablespoons of butter!
robin L. March 11, 2015
what kind of oats, eg 'rolled oats'?
Fathima F. August 12, 2014