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    Skirlie (Scottish Oatmeal and Onions)

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    Cook Time:

    35 mins

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    15 mins

    Mille®'s Note:

    I don't believe that this recipe is regional at all - I believe it can be had just about anywhere in Scotland and even the very north of England

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 4 ounces bacon fat (may substitute vegetable oil) or 4 ounces beef suet (may substitute vegetable oil)
    • 2 onions, finely chopped
    • 4 -6 ounces chicken stock
    • 8 ounces old-fashioned oatmeal, lightly toasted (do not use instant or quick-cooking oats)
    • salt and pepper

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt the fat or heat the oil in a large frying pan.
    2. 2
      Add the onion and cook until soft and golden.
    3. 3
      Add the oatmeal and mix in well.
    4. 4
      Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
    5. 5
      Add the stock and allow it to be absorbed by the oatmeal.
    6. 6
      Season well and serve with light creamy mashed potatoes.
    7. 7
      (Skirlie may also be used as a stuffing for any kind of game bird or poultry. It is also a very good accompaniment to rich meaty and gamy stews).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 05, 2009

      45

      i made this to accompany a roast pheasant for our burns nite supper. i used pinhead oats, as i love the nutty flavor and texture. yum!

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    • on February 29, 2008

      45

      Tasty! I used butter instead of beef suet.

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    • on September 29, 2007

      55

      Great with steak mince and some "tatties".

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    Nutritional Facts for Skirlie (Scottish Oatmeal and Onions)

    Serving Size: 1 (168 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 431.9
     
    Calories from Fat 208
    48%
    Total Fat 23.1 g
    35%
    Saturated Fat 7.4 g
    37%
    Cholesterol 27.2 mg
    9%
    Sodium 49.5 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 44.5 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 6.3 g
    25%
    Sugars 3.6 g
    14%
    Protein 12.0 g
    24%

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