This is a tasty side to accompany roast chicken. It also goes really well with a fried egg. The right kind of oatmeal is imperative - it has to be fine-rolled, not porridge or pinhead!! Add plenty of salt - (not the healthiest, I know - but it wouldn't be traditionally Scottish if it was!). You can omit the chicken fat and just use a generous glug of olive oil for a vegetarian option.
Use olive oil instead of chicken fat for making a cooked breakfast accompaniment or for a vegetarian option.
No, no, no! NOT rolled oats or oat flakes. It would make a horrid mush thing not a proper skirlie. A medium cut pin head oat is what to use. - 08 Mar 2015