Fried Sardines Recipe

This Fried Sardines Recipe is a unique way to use sardines from a can to create an easy meal.
By Paul Rice
March/April 1978
Add to My MSN

Try this easy Fried Sardines Recipe for your next fish-based meal.
Photo by Fotolia/Boris Ryzhkov


Content Tools

Related Content

Cooking With Sardines: Unique Sardine Recipes

Go beyond just a cracker topping by cooking with sardines in creative ways. We'll show you how to ma...

Curried Sardines Recipe

This Curried Sardines Recipe is a unique way to use sardines from a can to create an easy meal.

Sardines on Toast Recipe

This Sardines on Toast Recipe is a unique way to use sardines from a can to create an easy meal.

Find Sustainable Seafood Suppliers at FishChoice.com

Fishchoice.com gives seafood buyers access to a database of sustainable seafood suppliers

This Fried Sardines Recipe is a quick and easy way to cook with canned sardines.

Fried Sardines Recipe

Ingredients:

Two 3 3/4 ounce cans of sardines
1 egg
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oil

Instructions:

Drain the oil from two 3 3/4-ounce cans of sardines into a skillet. Then break an egg into a bowl and whip it until the yolk and white are well mixed. At that point add 3/4 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce to the egg and mix everything together. As you continue this mixing, blend in (a little at a time) 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour to form a smooth batter.

OK. Now dredge (very carefully, so they don't fall apart) your fish in some additional flour (so, later on, the batter will stick to them). Then put 1/2 cup of oil (I prefer light sesame) into the frying pan, add the rest of the oil from the sardine can, and heat all the shortening to a moderate temperature. When the oil is hot, dip the sardines in the batter and fry them until they're brown (about 3 minutes per side). If you wish, you can spoon extra batter over each fish before you turn it.

Remove the fried sardines from the skillet, drain and serve 'em with butter and lemon juice. Or sprinkle a little soy sauce over 'em. With corn on the cob and a spicy salad, they're hard to beat!


Read more about using sardines in meals: Cooking With Sardines: Unique Sardine Recipes.








Post a comment below.

 














Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.