Crispy Sardines & Garlic Mayo

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Lee Thayer

By
@LeeNST

These are very good. Serve as an appetizer or with a nice pasta salad or vegetables for a light dinner. Highly recommended if you like sardines in olive oil.

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Serves:
2-3
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 can(s)
    sardines in olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    bread crumbs
  • ·
    cooking oil for frying
  • ·
    chili powder for garnish
  • FOR THE GARLIC MAYO

  • 1/2 c
    mayo
  • 3 clove
    garlic, smashed and finely minced
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    olive from the sardine can
  • ·
    salt, to taste

How to Make Crispy Sardines & Garlic Mayo

Step-by-Step

  1. Drain the tin of sardines and reserve the olive oil, then split each sardine in half lengthwise. OR use 3-4 pieces of homemade sardines in olive oil, and split those. (I use Ayam brand, 120 gram (4 1/4 oz), you may find these in the Asian markets. You want good sized sardines, not small ones.)
  2. For garlic mayo, mix all the garlic mayo ingredients. Season to taste with salt and leave it in the fridge to let flavors blend.
  3. Lightly coat sardines in flour, followed by egg, then breadcrumbs. Heat oil in pan and pan fry till golden brown and crispy. (I did not have breadcrumbs, totally forgot that so I used tempura flour after the egg wash, that works well too.)
  4. Serve hot with garlic mayonnaise and a sprinkle of chili powder.

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About Crispy Sardines & Garlic Mayo

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Asian




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