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Skirlie accompanies meats, Game Birds, Cod with Mustard Sauce, Soups or mashed potatoes.
Uncooked, its nutty texture makes a delicious stuffing for chicken or boiled mutton.
It is also known as Mealie Pudding in some parts of Scotland, where it is steamed in a greased basin for one hour before being turned out.
Small spoonfuls are often rolled into balls and cooked in boiling soup like dumplings.
2 cups medium oatmeal
2 cups medium onions, finely chopped
4 oz. grated suet or
4 tbs. good dripping
freshly ground pepper
1.Melt suet or dripping in a very hot pan.
2.Add onions, brown lightly.
3.Stir in oatmeal to make a fairly thick mixture.
4.Keep stirring 5 - 7 minutes on gentle heat until totally cooked.
5.Season to taste.
Serves 4 - 6.

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