Food - Drink
Why You Should Always Add A Pinch Of Salt To Oatmeal
By KALEA MARTIN
Oatmeal is one of the most adaptable breakfast foods, but if all you do is add hot water, you're missing out on a lot of flavor. Add a pinch of salt at the start of the cooking process to bring out the nuttiness in the oatmeal, and as it cooks, it develops a warm, toasty flavor.
Salting your oatmeal may seem foolproof, but there's actually a right and wrong way to go about it. If you add it too late, instead of enhancing the flavor of the oats, it'll just make everything salty, so it's best to add salt as the first ingredient along with the oats and water.
In terms of salt, you just need to add a pinch, or more precisely, a fourth teaspoon, per half cup of oats, however this amount may change depending on the type of salt you use. Because of its softer flavor, kosher salt is the best choice for maximum control of saltiness, but even Himalayan or table salt will enhance your oatmeal.