Porridge

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For the British TV comedy, see Porridge (TV)

Porridge (also known in American English as hot cereal), is a simple dish made by boiling oats (normally crushed oats, occasionally oatmeal) or another meal in water or milk. Oat and semolina porridge are by far the most popular varieties. Some other meals used for porridge include wheat, peasemeal, barley, or cornmeal. In many cultures it is eaten as a breakfast, often with the addition of sugar or cream. As the traditional breakfast of Scotland, it is made with salt. Some manufacturers of breakfast cereal sell "ready-made" versions; aficionados question whether these can truly be called porridge.

Gruel is a thin porridge made with water.

Types of Porridge

See also

Template:Cookbook

Sources

[1] (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/01/05/FDGCPAJ6AM1.DTL&type=printable)de:Porridge nl:Pap

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