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Polpette di Sarde alla Siciliana - Sicilian Sardine Patties

Polpette di Sarde alla Siciliana - Sicilian Sardine Patties

A typical Sicilian seafood dish: Polpette di Sarde alla Siciliana - Sicilian Sardine Patties!

Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Manuela Zangara

Ingredients

  • 750 gms – 1.65 lbs. sardines to clean
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano finely grated
  • 5 tbsp breadcrumbs or a little more
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp mint chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp raisins or sultanas
  • 1 small clove of garlic thinly chopped
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Clean and fillet the sardines.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a bowl, add the cleaned sardines and mix well with your hands, just as if you were making meatballs. You may need to add a little extra breadcrumbs. The mixture has to feel like a meatball mixture.
  3. Make patties the size of a lime, coat them in flour and shallow fry them on both sides until they become golden brown.
  4. Serve warm.