• Peel the onion, shallot and garlic and chop them up.
• Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the onion and shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
• Add garlic and cumin and cook for about 2 more minutes.
• Add the broth and bring to a boil.
• Add oatmeal, washed, peeled and diced potatoe, milk, salt and pepper.
Cover and simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes or until the oats are tender. Mix to obtain a smooth texture, then serve.