Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Extremely simple appetizer for those who like sardines. From Gourmet, March 2002

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 15 slices firm white bread, lightly toasted
  • 1 (4 3/8 ounce) can sardines in oil, drained
  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons minced onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Trim crusts from bread and cut each slice into 8 triangles.
  3. Mash sardines with mayonnaise, then stir in onion and parsley.
  4. Spread on toasts and bake on a baking sheet in middle of oven until puffed and golden, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Makes 120 hors d'oeuvres.


Most Helpful

I followed the recipe except I left the slices of bread whole because I was preparing it for lunch for DH and me. I used only 4 pieces of bread so we each had 2 open-faced sandwiches. We both loved them and will definitely have frequently. Served with tossed salad. Thanks for posting!

Deb G August 09, 2010

These were SO delicious and I'm certainly not going to only make them when I have guests! As a sardine lover, I just loved the sound of this blend of ingredients with the sardines but what I was wanting was a tasty appetiser for six, not 120 hors d'oeuvres! I had checked first that my guests liked sardines, as I'm well aware that not everyone does! Instead of cutting the bread into so many little triangles, I used six whole bread slices of rye bread. I used nearly double the quantity of sardines, added 1 clove of minced garlic to the minced onion, used slightly more mayonnaise and added some lemon zest and a small sprinkling of dried thyme in with the sardine mixture in step 4. They were in the oven for 15-20 minutes. I served them with some more parsley sprinkled on top. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Bev! There just aren't lots of sardine recipes around, and I was SO pleased to find this one. Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders.

bluemoon downunder January 24, 2009

This was a trial run for my holiday appys platter, If you are a sardine-lover then try this, these are very good! I added in a small amount of fresh minced garlic and also some freshly ground black pepper, also I used small party pumpernickle bread in place of the white. Thanks for sharing hon, this will be a repeater!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz October 01, 2006

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