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Skirlie Recipe

A Scottish oatmeal dish, served as a vegetable - an untraditional but more-modern version can be made with olive oil


For 4 people:

- 60g/2oz Beef Dripping or 5 tablespoons (75ml) Olive Oil

- 1 big Onion, peeled and finely-chopped

- 120g/4oz medium Oatmeal

- 2 tablespoons of mixed fresh parsley and snipped chives.


1. Heat the dripping or olive oil, over a medium heat, in a heavy-based frying pan.

2. Add the finely-chopped onion and fry until just golden.

3. Stir in the oatmeal and continue frying until crumbly and golden.

4. Season liberally with salt and freshly-ground pepper.

5. Sprinkle with the fresh herbs.


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