Sardines with Shallots

Sardines with Shallots


  • 1 and 3/4 lbs (800 grams) sardines, scaled, cleaned and boned
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh flat-leaf parsley sprig, finely chopped
  • Plain flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg
  • 6 fl oz (175 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Spread out the flour in a shallow dish.
  2. Lightly beat the egg in another shallow dish.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan.
  4. Dip the sardines first in the flour, then in the egg and fry for about 5-6 minutes, depending on their size.
  5. Mix together the shallots, parsley and vinegar in a bowl.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Remove the sardines with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
  8. Place them on a warm serving dish and serve with the shallot sauce.

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