Skirlie (Scottish Oatmeal and Onions)

Recipe by Millereg
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt the fat or heat the oil in a large frying pan.
  • Add the onion and cook until soft and golden.
  • Add the oatmeal and mix in well.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the stock and allow it to be absorbed by the oatmeal.
  • Season well and serve with light creamy mashed potatoes.
  • (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).
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