Savoury Oatmeal Skirlie

This is the recipe for an Savoury Oatmeal Skirlie. Skirlie is a Scottish dish, made from oatmeal fried with fat, onions and seasonings.


  • 400 g Medium Oatmeal
  • 80 ml Pure Olive Oil
  • 180 g Fresh Onions other Diced 3mm
  • 8 g Fresh Thyme
  • 600 g Fresh Chestnut Mushrooms
  • 10 Large Fresh Egg
  • 1500 g Black Peppercorn other Cracked


  1. If using porridge oats, blend oats down until they resemble a course crumb.
  2. In a large pan, heat the oil and sauté the onions until translucent.
  3. Add the oatmeal and slowly cook for 10-15 minutes. Add a little water if required, in order to keep the texture.
  4. Chop most of the thyme, leaving some sprigs to garnish, and add to the pan.
  5. Stir through the roasted mushrooms and season if required.
  6. To serve: Poach the eggs and serve the oatmeal skirlie in chosen container, top with the poached egg and black pepper.
  7. Finish with thyme sprigs.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins

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