48 Famous Sardine Meals

I accept that there are famous chicken, beef, and pork meals. There are famous fish meals as well (such as fish and chips). But famous sardine meals? Even after looking through the recipe book below (available via archive.org), I'm not convinced there are any.

Also, the book only lists 38 recipes. Either the authors didn't think anyone would actually count, or the archived copy has pages missing. The pages aren't numbered, so hard to know which is the case.

  1. Sardines in the blazer
  2. Sardines on brown bread toast
  3. Sardines with anchovy sauce
  4. Sardine canape
  5. Sardines a la steensan
  6. Creamed sardines
  7. Sardines fried in batter
  8. Grilled sardines
  9. Sardine snacks
  10. Sardine and asparagus timbales
  11. Hot sardine rolls
  12. Mystery sandwiches
  13. Sartuna sandwich
  14. Sardine kedgerel
  15. Sardines "my own"
  16. Fried sardines
  17. Stuffed tomatoes
  18. Pilchered eggs
  19. Sardines lyonnaise
  20. Virginian sardine sandwiches
  21. Sardine salad en mayonnaise
  22. Hot sardine sandwich
  23. Broiled sardines
  24. Sardine relish
  25. Curried sardines
  26. Sardine croquettes
  27. Baked sardines
  28. Broiled sardines
  29. Sardine salad
  30. Sardine and olive sandwiches
  31. Sardine cocktail
  32. French toasted sardines
  33. Devilled sardines
  34. Japanese salad
  35. Pickled sardines
  36. Mayonnaise dressing
  37. Thousand island dressing
  38. Sour cream dressing

Note: my wife says that 'sardines on toast' is quite famous in Britain. So my lack of sardine awareness probably represents an American bias.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Mar 10, 2023
     Category: Food | Cookbooks

When I was on a school vacation in France in 1987, our host family cooked some of their local sardines for a lunch. These were not what Americans know as those tiny fish coming out of a tin can, smothered in oil or mustard sauce. They were fresh, quite tasty and I sometimes wish I could have it again.
Posted by KDP on 03/10/23 at 05:03 PM
I can, in fact, think of a famous sardine dish. But only the one. It's a Venetian specialty, and it's called Sarde in Saor. I didn't like it when I had it, but I suspect it wasn't aged properly, because it was too sharp.
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/11/23 at 07:52 AM
One of the missing recipes might have been Sardines with Hot peppers. When sardines in hot peppers were still 99 cents a can, I would buy half a dozen and make my special sardines recipe. For this, you need half a cup of couscous, half a cup of boiling water, and one can of sardines with hot peppers. Pour the couscous in a bowl, pour the sardine oil and peppers on the couscous with the sardines themselves, then pour the boiling water and stir with a fork. Cover and let it stand for five minutes, then fluff with the same fork. Eat with a spoon, as couscous is hard to seize with a fork.
Posted by Yudith on 03/13/23 at 11:52 AM
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.