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sausage skirlie-mirlie

Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This dish, popular on the west coast of Scotland, is easy to prepare and is a very hearty meal. Recipe: Traditional Scottish Cookery Photo:

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sausage skirlie-mirlie

  • 2 1/4 lb
    parsnips, cut into chunks
  • 2 1/4 lb
    potatoes, cut into chunks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb
    sausages of your choice
  • 1/4 c
    bacon fat or butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    hot milk (optional)

How To Make sausage skirlie-mirlie

  • 1
    Cook the parsnips and potatoes separately in boiling salted water until they are tender. Drain and mash; mix together with salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Cook the sausage in a small amount of the bacon fat or butter in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, crisp, and cooked through. Set aside and keep warm.
  • 3
    Pour the fat from the sausages into a saucepan. Add the remaining bacon fat or butter and let it melt. Stir in the potatoes and parsnips and beat until creamy, over medium heat, adding hot milk to make a lighter consistency, if you prefer.
  • 4
    Spoon the mashed vegetables onto a serving plate and top with the sausages.