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02-03-2008, 01:46 PM
I bought some sardines..because of the high fat and protein...and found this recipe that I will try tomorrow. Recipe from foodnetwork.com. I'm sure you can replace the bread crumbs with something else..like ground almonds or something...or something. And I'm sure you can mix up the spices, I just copy and pasted from the search because it sounded good.

Canned Sardine Fritters: Fritelle Sarde
Recipe courtesy Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Episode: Fisherman's Sunday

2 cans good-quality oil-packed sardines, chopped
2 large eggs
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 bunch parsley leaves, finely chopped plus extra, for garnish
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped pepperonchini
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 tablespoon grated caciocavallo cheese
Extra-virgin olive oil, to fill a deep pot no more than halfway
Freshly ground black pepper
Lemon halves

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the canned sardines, eggs, garlic, parsley, pepperonchini, bread crumbs and cheese. Using a wooden spoon stir lightly, not to mash mixture. Set fish mixture aside.

Fill a deep pot no more than halfway full with the olive oil. Heat over a medium flame until the temperature reaches 350 degrees F. The oil should remain at or around this temperature throughout the frying process. Using a spoon, make fritters into semi-balls. When the oil reaches temperature, gently drop the fish balls into the hot oil. Be careful not to splatter the oil. Fry each fritter to a golden brown, about 2 minutes. Carefully remove the cooked fritters with a slotted spoon and reserve on a serving dish. Repeat until all of the fish mixture has been used. These fritters are best served hot with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

02-07-2008, 06:19 PM
Replace bread crumbs with grated cheese. :)