Skirlie with Spinach

Skirlie with Spinach

Skirlie with Spinach

I found this oatmeal recipe online, recently. It’s savory oatmeal from Scotland made with oats and onions cooked in butter or drippings. It’s called Skirlie. So I tried to make a healthier version of it, i.e. not using butter. I used sesame oil instead, added herbs and spinach.

1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 green onions, chopped
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
2 large handfuls baby spinach, washed and roughly shredded
Hot water
Freshly ground black pepper

serves 2
1. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the spring onion and cook for for five minutes, make sure they don’t burn.

2. Add the thyme leaves. Reduce the heat and add oats.  Cook on a low heat for five minutes.  The oats will absorb the oil and develop a toasty flavour.

3. Add a small amount of hot water and continue cooking for a couple more minutes.  The oats should soften slightly but still chewy. Add more if water if needed.

4. Add spinach and warm until the spinach has wilted. Serve with ground black pepper

I added poached egg on mine. The flavor is pretty interesting actually. Maybe next time I’ll try with different herbs.

Bon appétit!

Nutrient Count (half the recipe, without poached egg):
Calories: 110
Total Fat: 4 g
Protein: 10 g
Carbs: 38 g
Fiber: 7 g

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