Grandma's Norwegian Oatmeal Waffles
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Back in the good old days, my grandmother and grandfather ran a Norwegian waffle house in Brooklyn. There were lines around the block waiting to get in. One Christmas my grandparents wanted to go to a big party the relatives were throwing, so they sold the restaurant.
I like that story, lol.
How to Make Grandma's Norwegian Oatmeal Waffles
- Heat the milk until scalded, then pour it over the rolled oats in a medium-size bowl. Cool for about 30 minutes.
- Mix in the egg yolks, melted butter, flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff, and fold into the batter.
- Make the waffles following the directions for your waffle iron. Butter the waffle iron thoroughly, since these waffles are very tender and have a tendency to stick.
- Serve warm.
- The traditional accompaniments are butter and homemade jams; butter and maple syrup; and yogurt, maple syrup, and fresh fruit.
GRANDMA'S OATMEAL PANCAKES
Make the batter exactly as for waffles. Fry the pancakes in butter in a large frying pan, flipping once.
- Makes 4 waffles or 12 pancakes.