Beef Sirloin on Skirlie Potato Cakes with Oregano Pesto

Beef Sirloin on Skirlie Potato Cakes with Oregano Pesto

Serves 4


  • Leftover roast Scotch Beef or seared Scotch Beef fillet if you don’t have any leftovers

  • Wholegrain mustard

  • Crème fraiche

  • Skirlie Potato Cakes (or use shop bought potato scones)

  • 300g leftover mashed potatoes (or 1 packet good quality premade mash)

  • 50g butter

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 100g medium oatmeal

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • A large handful of chopped parsley or chives

  • Oregano Pesto – blitz all ingredients in a blender until peso like in consistency

  • 50 ml extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)

  • 30g fresh oregano leaves

  • juice of a lime

  • pinch of sea salt

  • half a mild-ish green chilli (deseeded)

Cooking Method

To make the skirlies:

1. Melt the butter in a pan and gently sweat the onion until it begins to turn soft and golden.
2. Stir in the oatmeal so it absorbs the butter and starts to toast, add it to the mash with the seasoning and herbs. Mix everything together well.
3. Roll everything into a cylinder shape and wrap in cling film or greaseproof paper to keep the shape. This will make it easy to slice little discs for canapés.
4. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Slice the Skirlie mash into little discs and place on a roasting tray brushing with olive oil or melted butter and bake for 15 minutes at the top of the oven until they are golden.

To assemble the finished canapés:

1. Dot a little Scottish wholegrain mustard and crème fraiche on each potato cake then top with a slice of roast beef on top
2. Finish with a sprinkle of the oregano pesto.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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