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What is the best way to eat canned sardines?

I know how good they are for you and most people enjoy eating them simply on a cracker, however I find it difficult to imagine swallowing - bones and all...Would love to hear other approaches to preparing!

asked by Kate about 5 years ago

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pierino
pierino

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added about 5 years ago

Here's my own recipe http://food52.com/recipes...

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added about 5 years ago

My husband's favorite preparation is adapted from The Silver Spoon cookbook. It's called Fisherman’s Eggs
"Easy and very tasty. Try them for breakfast, or pair with a leafy salad for a quick supper." Serves 4.

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karen06
added about 5 years ago

I LOVE sardines (in good olive oil only please) on plain hot cooked rice with a sprinkling of maldon. Simplicity at its best. You can add a tiny squeeze of fresh lemon juice but that is it. I am getting hungry just thinking about it.

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HalfPint
HalfPint

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added about 5 years ago

I have a sardine pate recipe on Food52, http://food52.com/recipes...
Everything gets ground up, so you won't even feel any bones (which are rich in calcium). I usually serve the pate on baguette as a crostini or a sandwich.

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ChefJune
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added about 5 years ago

Been eating these all my life. They were Dad's favorite thing to "prepare" for himself if Mom wasn't around to fix him lunch on weekends. He preferred them on white bread. I like them on Ry Krisp-type crackers. And only King Oscar packed in olive oil. I guess we're "sardine snobs." ;)

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tREX
added about 5 years ago

Mark Bittman at the NYTimes has a great recipe; enjoy!
http://www.epicurious.com...

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Sam1148
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added about 5 years ago

Saltines, horseradish, ketchup (or cocktail sauce)..lemon juice and sardines.

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babytiger
added about 5 years ago

I like the canned ones in either white bread or rice. With generous amount of hot sauce.

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nutcakes
added about 5 years ago

I like them on crackers with Dijon mustard.

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QueenSashy
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added about 5 years ago

I liked them chunky mashed with lemon and scallion, with a slice of fresh bread.

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Nancy
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added about 2 years ago

I know this is an old thread, but since it popped up with Drew Parma's info on a great sale, here's one more way:
you can also grill them (or griddle them if they're too small) & serve them with a cucumber mint relish. A la Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby in NYTimes, 15 Sept 1999.

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