Crispy Sardine Fritters

Today I'm sharing a quick & easy recipe that I tossed together one day.  It was one of those days where I felt like we had nothing in the fridge...  But, with a few simple ingredients, I was still able to put these little guys together.  They made the perfect lunch, but would also be a great appetizer or salad topper, even!

I know sardines have a reputation for being sort of "icky" to most people (I used to feel the same).  Do them up right, however, and they're a tasty dose of protein, Vitamin B12, and omega-3 fats.

I hope you enjoy these crispy, savory bites as much as I did!  Don't forget to pick up some coconut aminos for dipping-- it adds the perfect amount of slightly sweet flavor!

  • 1 tin sardines, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • small handful of spinach (or other greens), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • optional for dipping:  sriracha, coconut aminos

  • medium bowl
  • skillet for pan-frying

  1. Whisk one egg in a medium bowl.  Add the sardines, garlic, spinach, and coconut flour and stir with a fork to combine.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Scoop out the mixture into 1/4 cup portions, and shape as you like.  I made a ball shape, then flattened them slightly.
  4. Fry the fritters in coconut oil for 2-3 minutes per side, or until browned.
  5. Serve warm dipped in coconut aminos.

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Anonymous said...

Hi! I am new to sardines (my natropath recommend I eat them) but, want to try this recipe just not sure what size tin to use. There were several sizes. Thank you!

Jessie B said...

Hi! The tins we purchase are 4.375 oz or 125 g. Hope you enjoy!! I love them plain or with coconut aminos. :)