Canned Sardine Fritters: Fritelle Sarde

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium-size bowl combine, the canned sardines, eggse, garlic, parsley, pepperonchini, bread crumbs and cheese.
  • Using a wooden spoon stir lightly, so as not to mash mixture.
  • Set fish mixture aside.
  • Fill a deep pot no more than halfway full with olive oil.
  • Heat over medium flame until the temperature reaches 350°F.
  • The oil should remain at or around this temaperature 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.
  • Garnish with parsley and lemon halves.
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