Fried Scotch Oatmeal (Skirlie)

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30 min



2 persons




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Fried scotch oatmeal (or is it also called in Scotland – “skirlie”) tastes exotic and looks great as well. You can cook it for breakfast, dinner or supper – it will be a perfect addition to your menu! The recipe is quite simple and can be cooked in half an hour only!


  • oat-flakes : 100 g
  • onion : 2 piece
  • butter : 75 g (60 g for the dish and 15 g for the sauce)
  • thyme : 0.5 tsp (dry)
  • salt : 1 pinch
  • black pepper : 1 pinch
  • minced meat : 300 g
  • meat broth : 1 cup

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Stages of cooking

  1. Let’s start cooking the dish with the sauce. Peel and chop the onion. Fry it on butter for 2 minutes.

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  2. Add minced meat into the frying pan with the onion and keep frying for 8 minutes.


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  3. Add salt, pepper, meat broth and stew for 20 minutes more.


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  4. While the minced meat is being cooked, peel the second onion and slice it into thin semi-circles. Fry the onion on the butter.


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  5. Add oat flakes to the onion.


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  6. Add black pepper and thyme.

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  7. Mix everything and add salt. Continue frying for 5 minutes, but do not forget to stir the oat flakes.

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  8. Take a deep plate or a bowl and place hot fried oatmeal inside.


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  9. Pour the oat flakes with the sauce and decorate with basil. Enjoy the dish!


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