I was first introduced to Quaker (oats) as a school-going tween when my mum finally decided that waking up at 4.45am on weekdays to cook congee for breakfast was too time-consuming. Then, magic cookers weren’t introduced yet. So when she saw the words “instant oatmeal” splashed attractively on a can of Quaker oats while grocery shopping one day, she had to add it into her shopping cart.

Breakfast has never been the same since. Quaker oats became my mum’s go-to breakfast food for the family over the next few years. For some reason, I never quite took to oats regardless of the different ways my mum prepared it – usually heated and stirred in with some condensed milk to sweeten, and an egg thrown in occasionally. I wasn’t fond of the mushy texture or the flavourless taste either.

It was only after delivering my first child and reading about the wonders of aiding breastmilk supply along with new literature found online about it being a superfood that I decided to get reacquainted with oats again. Turns out that while hot and soggy oats weren’t my thing, I found oatmeal cookies (if you’re lazy to bake, the ones from Quaker are delicious) to be particularly addictive and oats in my bowl of granola surprisingly comforting.

Love it or loathe it, oats are healthy, beneficial for all ages and are actually interestingly versatile to incorporate into many recipes despite their tastelessness. If overnight oats, breakfast oats or even oatmeal cookies doesn’t impress your taste buds enough to start including them in your diet, maybe this quick and easy recipe that got the attention and appetite of all 6 members in my family will. It is such an enjoyable dish to prepare and feast on that I cooked this dish twice within a span of 4 days. Because all it takes to cook this from start to finish is 20 minutes. And coming from a working mum, it helps that this recipe doesn’t require a lot of prep work too!

Crispy Oat Crusted Fish Fillet

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Ingredients:

  • 4 white fish fillet
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of Quaker Quick Cook Oatmeal
  • 2 tbs of all purpose flour for coating
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to season at the end
  • Vegetable oil for cooking

Method:

  1. Warm oil in pan over medium to high heat
  2. Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl
  3. Coat fish fillet with all-purpose flour, wait a few seconds before dipping them in the egg & milk mixture and then finally coating the fillets with Quaker Quick Cook Oatmeal
  4. Place fish fillet in hot oil and fry for about 3 minutes making sure to keep turning them over frequently till both sides turn golden brown
  5. Add salt and pepper to season (optional)

Tip: Coating the fish fillet with all-purpose flour helps to make it crispy.

Don’t the oats make a great & healthy alternative to breadcrumbs? I love the crunchy texture the oats gives, and so does the rest of my family. You can easily substitute the meats (to chicken fillet) for this recipe too!  Have fun experimenting and hope your family enjoys it too!

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