Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 5 mins

A tiny bit of my Portugese heritage all jacked up with American ingredients. When we were kids, my Dad would gather us kids around and we would share a bowl of this nutty goodness, even though it grossed my Mom out. Now I eat this thinking of Dad, all while grossing my DH out!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 ounces sardines
  • 2 -4 tablespoons mayonnaise (or miracle whip, start with 2 tbs and test for desired consistency)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • cracker


  1. Open and drain liquid from sardines. Place in bowl and mash with the back of a fork.
  2. Add mayo, mustard and hot sauce and combine well.
  3. Serve immediately with crackers.
  4. **If your grocery store has them, purchase sardines canned in hot sauce to save yourself a step. Just add the mayo and mustard and serve!
  5. **Per a review, I realized that the mayo/miracle whip may be a bit high for everyone's preferences. I typed it in as a range to better meet so since it's more a matter of your taste in consistency.
Most Helpful

quick and easy snack, high in omega 3s. i halved the mayo tho, 4 TBSP seemed way too much, and it was still creamy.

EGhillany March 06, 2011

Believe it or not, I ate this recipe to as a kid minus the mayo/mustard. Just sardines, hot sauce & lemon juice on salted or unsalted crackers. Classic snack for those who love canned sardines.

diest July 25, 2009

This is a family classic! Though is sounds odd, it is really very good. I would recommend good old saltines. Funny, my dad shared this delightful treat with me, too! Wink, Wink!

RockChalkChick December 04, 2007