by Kevin Laird
(Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
My granny Laird always made this and we still eat it today!!!!
Cheap but can cause major heartburn so you have been warned!
1 medium onion, sliced and diced. 200g of lard (oil or butter can be used, approx. 2 handfuls of fine oatmeal.
Stir with a wooden spoon!
Melt the lard and add the onions and fry till lightly brown. Start adding the oatmeal till it absorbs the fat then add a little more. Add a little salt and cook the oatmeal for 10 mins, on a low heat then serve. Please remember that the skirlie will stay very very hot after serving.
Great served with boiled potatoes or with Sunday lunch.