Sarde Fritte - Fried Sardines
- 8 fresh sardine fillets
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups of breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
- 1 cup of cornflour
- 1 bottle of JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- your favourite oil for frying
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- zest of one whole lemon
- salt and pepper
Mix the lemon zest, salt, pepper with beaten eggs in a medium-sized bowl.
Mix the parsley and breadcrumbs and spread them over a flat plate.
Coat the sardines in cornflour, then cover in the beaten egg mixture. Finally, crumb the sardines in the parsley and breadcrumb mix.
Heat a 2cm deep frying pan with a combination of your favourite frying oil and JOSEPH Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil – the addition of a little premium quality olive oil adds much more flavour.
Once hot, place the crumbed sardine fillets into the hot oil and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
Once the fillets have been cooked, place them on a paper towel to drain.
Serve with wedges of lemon for a delicious summer antipasto or with your favourite crunchy salad for a main.
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