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Skirlie/Oatmeal Stuffing

Skirlie/Oatmeal Stuffing is a popular traditional Scottish dish, it is most commonly used as a side dish or as a stuffing for meats such as Chicken/Turkey.


50g (2oz) Butter, Lard or Dripping (I used Butter)

1 finely chopped Onion

Β Course Ground Oatmeal

Salt & Pepper


Melt the butter over a moderate heat, add the onion

Stir until the onion is lightly browned

Add as many oats as you need until all the fat is absorbed and the mixture is fairly firm

Add the salt and pepper to season and cook gently for a further 8-10 mins stirring occasionally until the mixture is golden brown

Skirlie/Oatmeal Stuffing