Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
SKIRLIE, n. Also skirly. A dish of oatmeal mixed with chopped onions and fried in suet or fat in a pan (Mry. 1911; ne.Sc. 1951 Sunday Post (5 Aug.)). Gen.Sc.; also a kind of rissole with sim. ingredients sold by bakers to be heated up for a meal (Fif. 1970).
Mry. 1914 Trans. Bnff. Field Club 26:
Crackens, bayheads, and skirlie are formed of fish livers and oatmeal cooked together. Abd. 1948 Huntly Express (14 May):
Potties for rinnin' doon the suet for skirlie. Arg. 1966 Hist. Ford (S.W.R.I.) 37:
Skirlie made from oatmeal, onions and dripping.
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