Scottish Skirlie Fried Cakes




2 tbsp. bacon drippings
1 md. size onion, chopped
1 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp. sage
1/8 tsp. pepper


Melt the bacon drippings in a saucepan; add chopped onion and cook until onion is lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add boiling water and salt; mix in oats and cook about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until oatmeal is thick. Crush the sage and mix into the porridge along with pepper. Spread mixture into a 6 or 7 inch square pan or 8 inch pie pan and chill. When ready to serve cut into squares. Dip each square into flour and fry in hot bacon drippings. Serve as an accompaniment to stews or chowders.

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Author's Comments

This is a slightly different version of Skirlie. Serve as an accompaniment to stews or chowders.

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