Just like Alton Brown, we hate the thought of uni-taskers taking up valuable kitchen space. If you've got a brulee torch, chances are it only sees the light of day when making creme brulee. We're guessing that's about twice a year?
It's a crazy, delicious concept, but at the SheKnows.com test kitchen, we started toying with the idea of other foods that could use a little toasting every now and then. Brulee pyromania swept the office (safely, of course), with everything from cheese to candy bars being kissed by the flame.
Our favorite by far, for its simplicity and ability to make an un-cool breakfast super cool, is oatmeal brulee. The paper-thin, crackly sugar takes on the flavor of toasted marshmallows, turning old fashioned oats into one hip whole grain breakfast.
Note: If you don't have a brulee torch, place oatmeal in an oven-proof ramekin and broil until golden brown, about two minutes.
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