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Sesame-Crusted Oat Fritters with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce

Leftover bowls of oatmeal often have a sorry fate. They get hard, look even more inedible, and don't reheat well. But this unglamorous stage of oatmeal life is actually perfect for oatmeal fritters.

Roll into balls, fry them up, and watch the goo transform its humble identity. Since the wad of healthy-tasting grains needed a little bite, I made a chimichurri dipping sauce with fresh parsley, cilantro, and crushed red peppers.

This is part of my campaign to make oatmeal more accepted in the savory community.


Ball of leftover oatmeal, coated in cheese and sesame seeds, about to become a fritter.

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