A few years ago I was preparing a recipe and had only regular oats, not the quick-cooking, which was what the recipe called for. I telephoned the Quaker Oats Company and the rep told me to just put the regular oats in a food processor or blender and give it a few quick pulses to chop up the flakes a bit. I've been doing that ever since, it works fine, and I only need to buy the regular oats now.
Can't you just eat what I put in front of you? Do you have to know what it is?
Ria Parkinson, Butterflies (BBC, 1978-83)