To Fry Sillocks

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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(Sillocks are the fry of the saith or coal-fish, a variety of cod.)


  • sillocks
  • salt
  • oatmeal
  • butter


‘The perfect dish of sillocks must be caught and cooked by the consumers. When the moon rises on a late summer’s night, you must fish far out on a sea moved only by the slow, broad Atlantic swell. And the little mountain of sillocks, the reward of cold but exciting hours, must be “dite” (cleaned) in a moonlit rockpool. Then home at cockcrow.

‘Around the kitchen fire, while the rest of t