Canned Sardine Fritters: Fritelle Sarde

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are really good! Courtesy Mario Batali, 2003.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium-size bowl combine, the canned sardines, eggse, garlic, parsley, pepperonchini, bread crumbs and cheese.
  2. Using a wooden spoon stir lightly, so as not to mash mixture.
  3. Set fish mixture aside.
  4. Fill a deep pot no more than halfway full with olive oil.
  5. Heat over medium flame until the temperature reaches 350°F.
  6. The oil should remain at or around this temaperature throughout the frying process.
  7. Using a spoon, make fritters into semi-balls.
  8. When the oil reaches temperature, gently drop the fish balls into the hot oil.
  9. BE CAREFUL NOT TO SPLATTER THE OIL.
  10. Fry each fritter to a golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  11. Carefully remove the cooked fritters with a slotted spoon and reserve on a serving dish.
  12. Repeat until all of the fish mixture has been used.
  13. These fritters are best served hot with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  14. Garnish with parsley and lemon halves.

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