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Sardines Meatballs

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polpettine-di-sardeSardines meatballs

One of our readers Floriana Sergio, works as a pharmacist  but is also a food blogger and has sent us a recipe of the “poor” Sicilian tradition. It is not only easy to make but also scrumptuous to taste.

Ingredients:

For 6 people

1 kg fresh sardines

100 gr. breadcrumb

2 eggs

30 gr. raisins

30 gr. pine nuts

30 gr. grated pecorino cheese

1 lemon

chopped parsley

hard wheat flour

Balck pepper, salt, olive oil

polpette-di-sardePreparation

Clean and bone the sardines, removing the head, then chop them with a sharp knife.

In a little bowl soak the raisins in warm water. Grate half of a lemon zest and squeese also the juice. In a larger bowl mix the sardines with all the other ingredients. Adjust the stiffness of the mix with the breadcrumb, then prepare the rounded sardines meatballs and fry them in hot olive oil.

You can either serve the dish as a starter of a meal, or instead cook the meatballs in tomato sauce and have a main course dish. In this case, you can make the meatballs a bit bigger in shape.

 

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