Not Your Ordinary Dishes: Easy Fried Meals Made More Nutritious with Quaker Rolled Oats!


For the past year and a half, health has been our top priority, leading us to adopt various practices in tune with an active, healthy lifestyle. More than just working out or staying fit, we have also tried to watch what we eat and make sure that every meal provides proper nutrition. This means we’re always on the lookout for ingredients that are good for our bodies, so we can include them in our everyday meals.

Among the heart-healthiest grains available are oats. Quaker Oats, the world’s number 1 oats brand, has been a staple in many homes. Quaker Oats have up to 7x more fiber* for digestion, 1.7x more protein* for energy, and beta-glucan to help lower cholesterol – all these combined make eating oats regularly a delicious way to keep your body in good health and strong, especially while we’re staying safe at home.

While overnight oats and more breakfast meals are popular ways to take oats every day, did you know you can also add oats to your favorite home-cooked dishes to make them more nutritious? Quaker Rolled Oats provides many ways you can explore to make more meals beyond breakfast more nutritious. Even Filipino fried classics can get a nutritious upgrade, thanks to Quaker Rolled Oats.

Quaker introduces a variety of sweet and savory recipes to show how oats can go beyond breakfast. Substituting ingredient for oats, or adding it to the recipe will surely change the way you see your oats at home, so you can get much-needed nutrients during every meal.

More than just starting your day right, make it a habit to create dishes that are nutritious and delicious every day with #OnlyQuakerRolledOats!

Quaker Rolled Oats are now available in all leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide, as well as through e-commerce platforms like Lazada and Shopee. To learn more of the delicious and nutritious recipes from Quaker Oats, follow Quaker Oats Philippines on Facebook and visit www.quakeroats.ph/recipes.

*vs white rice.

OAT CRUSTED PORK CHOPS

INGREDIENTS

*Serves 4

6 pork chops, fat trimmed (you can also trim off the bone)

1 tsp salt

1 large egg, beaten

Oats Crust

1 cup Quaker Rolled Oats, toasted and ground fine
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried Italian seasoning (optional)
1/8 tsp pepper

Marinade

6 pork chops, fat trimmed (you can also trim off the bone)
1 tsp salt

Egg Wash

1 large egg, beaten

Canola Oil

To fry or grease pan

Procedure:

  1. Oats Preparation

Oats – 1 cup (mix of ground oats and whol grain rolled oats)

Divide 1 cup of Quaker Rolled Oats in 2. Grind half of the oats using a blender, food processor, or a coffee grinder. Toast the other half as whole grain oats in a pan. Finally, mix together ground oats and whole grain oats

  1. Seasoning

Season pork chop with  ¼ tsp salt. Create crumb mixture with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried italian seasoning and pepper. Beat the egg and put in a separate bowl, dip the pork into the egg, crumb mixture, then let rest.

  1. Frying

Pour ¼ cup oil and heat the frying pan over medium heat. Add the chops & fry 3-4 minutes on each side.

  1. Baking

Preheat oven to 218.3ᵒC, heat baking dish (do not use glass) in the oven for 15 mins. Brush oil onto the dish & bake each side for 10 mins.

OATS COATED FRIED CHICKEN

Serves 5

1 ¼ kg chicken cuts (drumsticks, breasts, thighs)

Oats Crust

1 cup Quaker Rolled Oats, toasted and ground fine
1/2 cup flour
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp turmeric

Marinade

1 cup Milk
1 tbsp white vinegar

Egg wash

2 large eggs
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp ground pepper

Canola Oil

For frying or to grease pan

Procedure

  1. Oats Preparation

Oats -1 cup (mix of ground oats & whole grain rolled oats).
Divide 1 cup of Quaker Rolled Oats in 2.
Grind half of the oats using a blender, food processor, or a coffee grinder.
Toast the other half as whole grain oats in a pan.
Finally, mix together ground oats and whole grain oats.

  1. Marinade

Add vinegar to milk, stir & let sit for 10 mins. Place chicken in a plastic bag & pour mix to coat. Squeeze out air and seal. Massage the chicken in milk mix to coat well. Keep in ref for 2-3 hours then remove from marinade.

  1. Seasoning

Beat egg, salt, and pepper then coat chicken evenly. Dredge each chicken strip in the oats & seasoning mix & set it on a large tray. Rest for 15 mins.

  1. Frying

Heat an inch or two of canola oil in a pan before cooking on medium-low heat. Takes about 12 minutes.

  1. Baking (*Option)

Preheat the oven to 218.3ᵒC, heat baking dish (do not use glass) in the oven for 15 mins. Brush oil onto the dish & bake for 12 minutes.

OATS TUNA HASH BROWN

*Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 cup Quaker Rolled Oats, toasted and ground fine
1 can Tuna Flakes in Vegetable Oil, drained very well
100 grams potatoes
¼ tsp onion powder
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
2 tsp sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp canola oil

Procedures:

  1. Oats Preparation

Oats -1 cup (mix of ground oats & whole grain rolled oats).
Divide 1 cup of Quaker Rolled Oats in 2.
Grind half of the oats using a blender, food processor, or a coffee grinder.
Toast the other half as whole grain oats in a pan.
Finally, mix together ground oats and whole grain oats.

  1. Patties

Grate potatoes & squeeze out excess liquid before placing in a bowl.
Add remaining ingredients into bowl & mix well. Mold into patties & dip into the oats.

  1. Frying

Heat canola oil in a pan. Cook both sides for 5-6 mins until golden brown.
If using an air fryer, cook for 6-8 mins.


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